The J.M. Smucker Company Expands Limited Voluntary Recall on Certain Lots of Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)




The J.M. Smucker Company is expanding the limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM 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, 2016 through January 3, 2017.

The affected production includes the following:

Additional Impacted Products/Codes (updated January 6, 2017)

Brand

Product Description

UPC Code
Consumer Unit

Lot
Numbers

Units per
Case

Selling Unit
Size

UPC Code on Case

9Lives

Meaty Pate Seafood Platter

7910000367

6356803

6

4pk

5.5 oz each

7910003670

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910000286

6357803

6

4pk

5.5 oz each

7910002860

9Lives

Meaty Pate Super Supper

7910052239

6354803

12

13 oz

7910052229

9Lives

Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna

7910000324

6357803

24

5.5 oz

7910000324

Special Kitty

Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap

8113109609

6356803

1

12 pk

13 oz each

8113109609

Special Kitty

Super Supper

8113179041

6354803

12

13 oz

7910079041

Original Impacted Products/Codes (announced January 3, 2017)

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 us at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM6:00 PM EST or contact us at consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

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

Contacts:
Consumers
1-800-828-9980

 

 

SOURCE J.M. Smucker Company
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