MSC animal husbandrare, a brand of animal husbandries, has recalled its first batch of 100 animals, citing a “dysfunction” in its supply chain.
The company said it has ordered from a distributor that it believes has “issues with its supply of animals”.
The decision comes after the firm said it was in discussions with the distributor about a possible sale of the animals.
The move comes after it warned of a possible decline in demand for its products, following reports that it was under pressure to make a profit.
“It is a case of an isolated incident and we will be reviewing our supply chain to see if it is able to rectify the situation and bring back some animals to the market,” a spokesman said.
“However, it is important to stress that we are in discussions about a potential sale of our animals and this does not imply that we would be able to sell them for profit.”
It said that it is working with the supplier and that it would “take all appropriate steps” to rectifying the situation.
The firm said the affected animals were taken from its inventory and transported to a farm in the state of Assam where the supplier had no control.”MSC Animal husbandry is committed to sourcing animals from sources that have the highest standards and are accredited with industry standards,” the spokesman said in a statement.
“As such, we are working with a distributor to address the problem.”