WILD VENISON NATURAL CAT FOOD
WITH A BEST BEFORE DATE OF MARCH 2019 UNTIL AUGUST 2019
DATE OF RECALL: 11 DECEMBER 2018
This issue does not affect any other product manufactured by Natural Instinct.
Natural Instinct has been informed by the Food Standards Agency that our supplier of the venison offal used ONLY in our WILD VENISON NATURAL CAT FOOD 250g & 500g product has not had the offal inspected in compliance with the appropriate inspection regime for raw pet food.
The precise information provided by the FSA is as follows:
“Prior to supply to Natural Instinct’s, deer offal (heart and liver) was not presented for inspection at the Game Handling Establishment (GHE) to determine whether the offal is fit for human consumption in accordance with community legislation.
Article 14 of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 lists the potential uses for category 3 material, which includes for the production of raw pet food, to be placed on the market in accordance with Article 35. Within the definition of category 3 material (under Article 10), there is a requirement that the material is fit for human consumption in accordance with community legislation.
As the deer offal supplied by the GHE was not inspected at post-mortem, the offal cannot be determined as being classified as category 3. Therefore the offal would default to category 2 material which is not permitted for the production of pet food under the ABP regulations.”
The absence of inspection does not mean that the product is unsafe but means the safety of this product cannot be confirmed.
Natural Instinct takes its obligations regarding pet food safety very seriously and requires its suppliers to comply with the appropriate testingregime for raw pet food including the requirement that the offal should be inspected to the same requirement as that for human consumption.
Natural Instinct has therefore agreed with the Food Standards Agency to undertake a recall of our WILD VENISON NATURAL CAT FOOD product.
We are recalling our WILD VENISON NATURAL CAT FOOD 250g & 500g with a BEST BEFORE DATE FROM MARCH 2019 UNTIL AUGUST 2019. The best before dates can be found on the side of the white tubs as shown below:
Again we want to reiterate that this issue does not affect any other product manufactured by Natural Instinct or our Wild Venison Natural Cat Food product sold after 11 December 2018.
What Should You Do?
Please do not give your Wild Venison Natural Cat Food to your cat. Instead please return the unused product to where you purchased the item where a full refund will be given. You will not require a proof of purchase as we will be able to determine whether it is an affected product.
If you purchased your Wild Venison Natural Cat Food 250g and / or 500g online then please contact us and we will be able to assist.
Natural Instinct apologises for any inconvenience caused.
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