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High iron levels prompt further recall
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Risks resulting from solely consuming the pouches could include diarrhoea and vomiting.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition issue precautionary update

Elevated iron levels in pouches of cat food have instigated an update to the Hill’s product recall. Production lots of Science Plan Feline 11+ Healthy Ageing Chicken & with Salmon Multipack were found to contain high levels of the mineral.  

The update comes after an initial product recall of several other varieties of cat food in May and is again attributed to an error by an ingredient supplier resulting in high levels of iron in certain pouches.

Risks resulting from solely consuming the pouches could include diarrhoea and vomiting.

The Food Standards Agency has published the update and urges owners to return the product to where they purchased it from for a full refund.

In a customer statement, Hill’s said: “At Hill’s we take great pride in the quality and safety of our pet food products. We deeply regret this situation occurred and can assure you that we are working with our suppliers to further improve product safety procedures and prevent a similar mistake from happening again.”

The recalled pouches join six other varieties of feline food originally recalled in May after product testing identified another batch of products incorporating high levels of iron.

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AWF Student Grant open for submissions

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 Applications are open for the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Student Grant Scheme for innovative research projects designed to impact animal welfare.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of veterinary science, veterinary nursing, agriculture studies and animal welfare are invited to submit their proposals to undertake research projects next year.

Grants are decided based on the project’s innovation, relevance to topical animal welfare issues and ability to contribute towards raising animal welfare standards. For more information visit animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk.  

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SPANA film highlights plight of working animals overseas

Animal welfare charity SPANA (The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has teamed up with Brian Blessed and other famous voices to highlight the plight of working animals overseas.

In a new animated film, the celebrities raise awareness by showing the solidarity of the UK's own working animals on strike. A sniffer dog (Brian Blessed), police horse (Peter Egan) and sheepdog (Deborah Meaden) are shown ignoring their duties and protesting in solidarity with animals in developing countries.

SPANA chef executive Geoffrey Dennis said: "We are so grateful to Deborah, Peter and Brian for lending their voices to our new film, and for speaking up for millions of working animals overseas. SPANA believes that a life of work should not mean a life of suffering, and it is only thanks to people’s generosity and support that we can continue our vital work improving the lives of these animals."