J.M. Smucker Company Expands Voluntary Recall on Canned Cat Food

J.M. Smucker Company is expanding the limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).


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 through January 3, 2017.


The affected production includes the following:

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 the company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6PM EST, or email consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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