Lincolnshire company recalls cat food after possible link to rare disease

Fold Hill Foods is recalling three different cat food brands as a precaution Credit: PA

A Lincolnshire pet food company is recalling cat food sold at Pets At Home and Sainsbury’s after an increase in a rare disease was linked to the food.

Fold Hill Foods, in Old Leake, issued the recall notice on Tuesday evening as a 'voluntary and precautionary measure'.

In a statement, the company said:

A statement on the government website says that there has been an increase in pancytopenia, a rare disease that causes deficiency in blood cells.

A government statement said:

Fold Hill Farms is urging anyone who bought AVA (Pets At Home), Applaws & Sainsbury’s brands of cat food, not to feed it to their pet and instead return it in store for a refund.

A spokesperson said: “If you have bought any of the above products as detailed above, do not feed them to your cat.

"Instead check if you have bought the affected products and batch codes and the use-by and best before dates and write down the batch code for reference at home and return the products to the store for a full refund with or without a receipt."

A full list of the products being recalled can be found here and on the government website.