Recall expansion: J.M. Smucker recalls canned cat food due to low levels of thiamine

Recall expansion: J.M. Smucker recalls canned cat food due to low levels of thiamine

Lots of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty distributed between December 20 and January 3.
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Jan 11, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

The J.M. Smucker Co. has announced a limited voluntary recall of certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty canned cat foods due to possible low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1), according to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retailers from December 20, 2016, to January 3, 2017. This recall has been expanded to six more products following the initial recall notification.

The issue was discovered during a review of production records by the company's quality assurance team at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to the possible low levels of thiamine have been reported and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution, the release says.

Cats that are fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Symptoms of a deficiency can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature, such as decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases neurological signs can develop, including ventroflexion of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures.

No other Smucker products 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 (800) 828-9980 or contact [email protected], according to the release.

The additional recalled products are:

 





Brand

Product Description

UPC Code Consumer Unit

Lot Numbers

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000367

6356803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000286

6357803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6354803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna

7910000324

6357803

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap

8113109609

6356803

Special Kitty

Super Supper

8113179041

6354803

The original recalled products are as follows:





Brand

Product description

UPC code consumer unit

Lot numbers

9Lives

Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna

7910052238

6354803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000402

6356803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000367

6355803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000327

6358803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000286

6358803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6355803

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6364803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood

7910000364 (793641)

6356803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna

7910000324

6356803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner

7910000410

6356803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken

7910000312 (793121)

6355803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish

7910000420

6358803

9Lives

Seafood Poultry Variety Pack

7910053377

6307803

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna

7910000366

6357803

EverPet

Mixed Grill Dinner

7910053114

6356803

Special Kitty

Beef and Liver Dinner

8113112120

6355803

Special Kitty

Classic Tuna Dinner

8113112157

6358803

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap

8113109609

6355803

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap

8113112119

6356803

Special Kitty

Super Supper

8113179041

6355803