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Voluntary Recall Of Certain Cat Food By The J.M. Smucker Company Due To Low Thiamine Levels

Voluntary Recall Of Certain Cat Food By The J.M. Smucker Company Due To Low Thiamine Levels

UPDATE: January 6, 2017 – The J.M. Smucker Company Expands Its Limited Voluntary Recall On Certain Lots of Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The original recall was on January 3, 2017, which can be found below. The additional impacted Product codes is as follows:

J.M. Smucker additional recalls

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January 3, 2017 – The J.M. Smucker Company of Orrville, Ohio Announces a Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1).

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.

[View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order]

Company:

  • The J.M. Smucker Company of Orrville, Ohio

Brand:

  • 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty

Recalled products:

  • The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20, 2016 through January 3, 2017.
  • Here is the table with details about the recalled products:
january 2017 cat food recall


Why recalled?
Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Notes:

  • This is a voluntary recall on limited lots of canned cat food manufactured by this company.
  • The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA).
  • The Quality Assurance team discovered this issue during a review of production records at the manufacturing facility.
  • No illnesses related to this recall have been reported to date and no other products of the J.M. Smucker Company are affected by this recall.

What to do?

  • Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of the symptoms mentioned below, in the ‘About Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)’ section. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
  • Consumers who have cans of cat food from the impacted lots should stop feeding it to their cats and call the company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact them at consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com

About Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1):

  • Thiamine is essential for cats. Cats that are fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks are going to be in the risk for developing a thiamine deficiency.
  • 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 can be reversible.

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