J.M. Smucker recalls canned cat food


The J.M. Smucker Company has announced the recall of a single day’s production of Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Plate wet, canned cat food due to unspecified health concerns.

According to the recall announcement posted today on the FDA website, the health concerns are potentially associated with ingredients “…believed not to meet the Company’s quality and safety standards.”

The recall affects a single lot code of the canned food and three varietiy packs that include the Mixed Grill Dinner Plate variety, encompassing the following items:

Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate 5.5 oz. metal can. Lot code 9263803. Best if used by date 9/19/2021. Retail UPC 681131078962.
Special Kitty® Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food in 5.5 oz metal cans. Lot code 9266803. Best if used by dates 7/17/2021, 8/29/2021, 9/11/2021, 9/12/2021. Retail UPC 681131079235.
Special Kitty® Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food in 5.5 oz metal cans. Lot code 9267803. Best if used by dates 7/17/2021, 8/29/2021, 9/11/2021, 9/12/2021. Retail UPC 681131079235.
Special Kitty® Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food in 5.5 oz metal cans. Lot code 9287803. Best if used by dates 9/12/2021, 9/19/2021, 10/7/2021. Retail UPC 681131079235.

The recalled products were sold nationwide in grocery stores and online.

There is no information in the recall notice as to whether the company has received any consumer complaints relating to the recalled products. eFoodAlert has reached out to Smucker by email, but has not yet received a reply.

Smucker advises that ingesting the recalled product may cause nausea, excessive salivation, diarrhea or vomiting. More severe symptoms may include difficulty walking, seizures and, in extreme cases, death. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat experiences any of these symptoms.

The company is continuing to investigate the situation.

Pet parents with product questions should call 888-569-6767 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET. If pet parents would like to share information about this recall with the FDA they are encouraged to do so through the agency’s reporting portal: https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov/.

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