UPDATE 1/11/17: J.M. Smucker Company has expanded the voluntary recall on select lots of its 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty. See below for products added to the recall.
J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling select lots of its 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
According to a company release, “the affected products were distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017.”
Additional Impacted Products/Codes (updated Jan. 6, 2017)
Original Impacted Products/Codes (announced Jan. 3, 2017):
The issue was discovered by a company Quality Assurance team during review of production records at their manufacturing facility. As of yesterday, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported.
Cats fed diets low in thiamine for an extended period may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. “Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss,” according to the J.M. Smucker Company release. “In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures.”
Pet owners who have cans of recalled cat food are advised to stop feeding it to their cats immediately and contact their veterinarian immediately if their pet displays any of the symptoms mentioned above.
If you have any questions, call company representatives at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST or via e-mail at [email protected].