Internal testing by the company found that most lots of the canned food contained sufficient amounts of the vitamin, but WellPet says it decided to recall certain lots “out of an abundance of caution.”
The affected lots are: Wellness Canned Cat Food (all flavors and sizes) with best by dates from 14APR 13 through 30SEP13; and Wellness Canned Cat Food Chicken & Herring (all sizes) with 10NOV13 or 17NOV13 best buy dates.
Cats fed the affected lots for several weeks could develop a thiamine deficiency, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Symptoms could include gastrointestinal or neurological problems.
Customers who bought the affected lots should stop feeding them to their cats and call the company at (877) 227-9587. There have been no reports of illness, FDA says.