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J.M. Smucker Company Announces Voluntary Recall on Canned Cat Food Featured

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By: Alexandra Wepner
Original Publish Date: January 4, 2017

As verified by Pet Age, the J.M. Smucker Company yesterday announced in a press release a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017.

The affected production includes the following:

Brand

Product Description

UPC Code Consumer Unit

Lot Numbers

Units per Case

Selling Unit Size

UPC Code

on

Case

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna

7910052238

6354803

12

13 oz

7910052228

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000402

6356803

24

5.5 oz

7910000402

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000367

6355803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910003670

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000327

6358803

24

5.5 oz

7910000327

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000286

6358803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910002860

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6355803

12

13 oz

7910052229

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6364803

12

13 oz

7910052229

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood

7910000364 (793641)

6356803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910003640

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna

7910000324

6356803

24

5.5 oz

7910000324

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner

7910000410

6356803

24

5.5 oz

7910000410

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken

7910000312 (793121)

6355803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910000312

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish

7910000420

6358803

24

5.5 oz

7910000420

 

9Lives

Seafood Poultry Variety Pack

7910053377

6307803

24

5.5 oz

7910053377

 

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna

7910000366

6357803

6

4pk
5.5 oz each

7910003660

 

EverPet

Mixed Grill Dinner

7910053114

6356803

12

13 oz

7910053114

 

Special Kitty

Beef and Liver Dinner

8113112120

6355803

12

13 oz

8113112120

 

Special Kitty

Classic Tuna Dinner

8113112157

6358803

12

13 oz

8113112157

 

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap

8113109609

6355803

1

12 pk
13 oz each

8113109609

 

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap

8113112119

6356803

12

13 oz

8113112119

 

Special Kitty

Super Supper

8113179041

6355803

12

13 oz

7910079041

 

No other products of The J.M. Smucker Company are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have cans of cat food from the impacted lots should stop feeding it to their cats and call 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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