J.M. Smucker Company Recalls Specific Lots of 9Lives Protein Plus Wet, Canned Cat Food

The J.M. Smucker Company on Friday announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

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ORRVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 7, 2018 (PRNewswire) — The J.M. Smucker Company on Friday announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, 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.

The impacted products are as follows:

Product Name

UPC Code

Product Size

Best if Used By Date

9Lives® Protein Plus®
With Tuna & Chicken

7910021549

4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each

Mar. 27, 2020- Nov.14,
2020

9Lives® Protein Plus®
With Tuna & Liver

7910021748

4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each

Apr. 17, 2020 - Sept.14,
2020

No other 9Lives products or products of The J.M. Smucker Company are impacted by this recall.

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.

Pet parents who have impacted product should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product. If pet parents have questions or would like to receive a refund or coupon for replacement product, they should email the Company by completing this form or calling it at 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.

The issue was discovered by the Company during a standard review of product data.

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

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