In the UK does the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cover pet food recalls?

In the USA they have the FDA which provides a useful, constantly updated list of pet food recalls. The latest cat food recall concerned Oma’s Pride Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because of potential salmonella poisoning. This FDA listing is dated 16th Jan 2015. I like the FDA website.

We seem have a UK equivalent: Food Standards Agency (FSA) but it is not clear from their website that their remit includes pet food. A search on their website for pet food recalls threw up no results.  Perhaps there has been no pet food recalls in the UK. This is implausible but it could be true. There ‘about page’ fails to clarify the situation.

Does anyone know if there is a UK equivalent of the FDA with respect to pet food recalls? Over the past year, there has been about 14 pet food recalls in the USA. It makes sense to make the occasional visit to the FDA website to check. 

How do we check in the UK? Is there is an equivalent agency in India, which has a growing pet food market?

Apparently, in the USA, Nutro Products Inc., a subsiduary of Mars have had 78 recalls over the past 10 years. About 30 million bags etc. of pet food have been removed from the shelves over that time from this manufacturer alone. The point being made is that it is worthwhile to check.

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