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A pet food company is urgently recalling cat food over safety concerns.

Fold Hill issued a recall notice for products sold at Pets At Home and Sainsbury’s.

The recall notice affects cat food products from brands Ava and Applaws and was issued on Tuesday evening as a voluntary and precautionary measure.

The company is investigating a possible connection between cats eating their food and feline Pancytopenia, a condition in which the bone marrow fails, according to Belfast Live.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We are voluntarily recalling the dry products we manufacture for the brands detailed in the link below as a precautionary measure.

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The affected cat food products are sold in some Sainsbury's supermarkets (stock photo)
(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

“We are supporting an investigation by the food and veterinary authorities into a possible safety issue affecting cats.”

They added: “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."

The products are also sold at some Pets at Home stores (file photo)
(Image: Getty Images)

Customers who have bought an Ava product should contact Pets At Home here and fill out the contact form on the help page or livechat.

The Applaws product contact can be found here.

And if you have bought a Sainsbury’s product you can contact the stores here or their Customer Careline on 0800 636262.

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The Mirror has approached Fold Hill and the Food Standards Agency for comment.

Full list of products being recalled

* Ava Kitten Chicken 300g

* Ava Kitten Chicken 2kg

* Ava Adult Chicken 300g

* Ava Adult Chicken 2kg

* Ava Adult Chicken 4kg

* Ava Adult Fish 2kg

* Ava Mature Chicken 7+ 2kg

* Ava Mature Chicken 7+ 4kg

* Ava Senior Chicken 12+ 2kg

* Ava Sensitive Skin & Stomach 1.5kg

* Ava Weight Management 1.5kg

* Ava Hairball 1.5kg

* Ava Oral Care 1.5kg

* Ava British Shorthair 1.5kg

* Ava Persian 1.5kg

* Ava Maine Coon 1.5kg

For Applaws products, any packs with a best before date of December 2022 to best before date June 2023 and a site reference code of GB218E5009 are affected.

* Applaws Cat Dry Chicken 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

* Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Salmon 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

* Applaws Kitten Dry Chicken 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

* Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Lamb 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

* Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Duck 400g, 2kg and 7.5kg

* Applaws Cat Dry Ocean Fish 350g, 1.8kg and 6kg

All batches and before before of the following Sainsburys’ products are affected.

* Sainsburys Hypoallergenic Cat Complete Salmon 800g

* Sainsburys Hypoallergenic Cat Complete Chicken 800g.

More details of the products being recalled have been shared by the Food Standards Agency here.