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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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Face covering rules expanded

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 New rules came into force in England on Saturday (8 August) making it mandatory for clients to wear a face covering in veterinary practices.

The rules, which also apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship, follow a recent spike in coronavirus cases. All clients in England must now wear a face covering when inside a veterinary practice unless they are exempt for age, health or equality reasons. 

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