The J.M. Smucker Company Recalls 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
The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017.
To view the full list and details of affected products, click here.
The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility.
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.
No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date. 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.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns should call The J.M. Smucker Company at (800) 828-9980.