It’s a safe food for cats and dogs, but one that’s been put through the wringer by the Government.
Cat Food and Cat Treats is the name given to a range of cat food products from UK companies.
It has a lot of appeal to the public who can buy products from brands including Petcare, K9, Listerine, Cat Food and The Farm, which sell cat food and cat treats.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has now been informed about the concerns raised about the product.
In a statement, the FSA said: “FSA has confirmed that the company’s cat food contains high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychloroprene (PCP).
PCBs are chemicals that have been linked to cancer.
The FSA also confirmed that Cat Food has been sold in the EU. “
PCBs have been identified in cat food in the United Kingdom as a known carcinogen.”
The FSA also confirmed that Cat Food has been sold in the EU.
What does it mean for cats?
A lot, according to the FSA.
“PCBs and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are known to be carcinogens,” it said.
PAH are chemical compounds that are found in chemicals used to make plastics, rubber, paints and other products.
They can cause cancer in laboratory animals and humans.
A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in 2016 found that PAH exposure to cats had been linked with lung cancer.
“When cats eat food that contains high concentrations of PAHs, it could increase their risk of developing lung cancer and other cancers,” it added.
But the FSA has now warned that cat food is “not safe for use in cats”.
“The risks of eating cat food or other pet foods in cats are still not fully understood, and we need more research to understand how these products are being used in cats,” the statement said.
“We also need to consider the potential health impacts of these products on cats and other animals, including in the UK.
If you have a cat, the best thing you can do is avoid buying cat food from the UK until further information becomes available.”
How do you know if your cat food has been tested?
The UK Food Standards Authority has a website that you can use to check if your food has had a chemical analysis.
To check whether your catfood has been analysed, you’ll need to look at the ingredients list on the box.
For example, if you buy the Cat Food brand, you can check whether it contains the following:Aldehydes are chemicals with the chemical name benzene.
These are found naturally in many foods including chicken, eggs and fish.
They can form toxic compounds when cooked.
Aldehyde products are used in cat foods to add a “green” colour to the food, which is also known as “purple”.
“They’re usually used as a colour and they give the food a green colour and a yellow colour,” explains Dr Louise McLean, from the Veterinary Medicines Research Centre at University College London, UK.
“They can also help with flavour.”
The amount of aldehydic compounds in a food can vary.
One of the chemicals found in Cat Food is known as N-nitroso compounds, which are linked to a higher risk of cancer.
Another chemical is aldehyde, which the FSA recommends for all cats and pet owners.
“The levels of N-Nitroso are high in some cat foods, especially those from the Petcare brand,” Dr McLean said.
“And it’s one of the compounds that is found in a range and also in a number of foodstuffs.”
You can also check if you’re buying catfood from the manufacturer, by using the “P” symbol in the ingredients section.
This tells the FSA to check the food’s safety.
“You can ask for a test kit, which will tell you the concentration of the chemical in the food,” Dr Moulton said.
What are the main ingredients?
Cat Food contains 100 per cent chicken and fish, and 80 per cent vegetable oils.
The other 30 per cent is derived from vegetable oils like soybean oil and palm oil.
Soybean oil is a common ingredient in pet food.
It’s the main oil found in catfood.
Vegetable oil is also commonly found in some foods like cat food.
Other ingredients in cat-food are:Carbonated sweeteners such as cane sugar, dextrose and artificial sweeteners like aspartame, aspartic acid, sorbitol and xylitol.
Carbohydrates are a mixture of carbohydrates and sugars that’s often used in food, including bread, pasta, rice and pasta sauce.