Fold Hill Foods has said it is resuming production of three recalled brands at the centre of a Food Standards Agency investigation into an outbreak of feline pancytopenia, which led to the deaths of more than 350 pets.
The foods – Applaws dry cat food, Pets at Home AVA and Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic dry cat food – were recalled by the company while investigations were carried out.
In a statement on its website, Fold Hill said: “Following extensive testing and independent expert analysis, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has not identified a causative link between pancytopenia and the cat food products recalled on a precautionary basis by Fold Hill Foods.
“We understand the investigation will continue to investigate other potential causes of the pancytopenia cases, including non-feed related causes, with a multi-agency approach. As no causative link has been identified, Fold Hill Foods is working with its local authority to resume production of the three recalled brands.
“As cat owners ourselves, we fully understand how upsetting and stressful this ongoing situation is and that an urgent need remains to establish why there has been an increase in cases of Pancytopenia in the UK.”