Hill’s Pet Nutrition updates recall of cat food pouches (pet food) due to high levels of iron to include additional product

Last updated:
21 June 2016
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Hill’s Pet Nutrition is updating its recall of cat food pouches (pet food) to include an additional product. We are issuing this product recall notice because we are responsible for animal feed regulations and the enforcement of pet food labelling through local authorities.


Iron is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet but too much iron may cause digestive upset. If fed as the sole source of nutrition, this may have a more serious health effect, including diarrhoea and vomiting.

Product details

Product description: Science Plan Feline 11+ Healthy Ageing Chicken & with Salmon Multi Pack
Pack size: 12 x 85g
SKU code: 2190V
Expiry date code: September 2017
The earliest this product was available for sale in the United Kingdom and Ireland is May 2016.

Action taken by the company

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has updated its recall of the affected products in all countries where they have been placed on the market. This is a precautionary measure. The company recalled certain packs of cat food pouches in May 2016 because there were high levels of iron present in the pet food as a result of an error by an ingredient supplier, which resulted in 85g pouches being manufactured incorporating high levels of iron, some of which were packed into multipacks with unaffected products.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has tested additional products and identified one additional date code of affected product: Hill’s Science Plan Feline Senior 11+ Healthy Ageing Multipack, which has higher iron levels than declared on pack.

A copy of the company’s customer notice can be found at the link below.

No other date codes of these products or other Hill’s products are known to be affected.


Advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the listed products with the specified expiry dates, please return it to where you bought it for a full refund under Hill’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Do not feed it to your cat, and consult a veterinarian in case of concern.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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Ref: PRIN 32/2016 Update 1