The J.M. Smucker Co. (Smucker) has recalled two lots of Meow Mix® dry cat food due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall is being carried out under cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The affected products are:
- Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30-lb bag:- Lot code 1081804; Best if used by 9/14/2022; UPC 2927452099
- Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30-lb bag:- Lot code 1082804; Best if used by 9/15/2022; UPC 2927452099
The two lots of recalled products were sold at select Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction.
According to the FDA, cats can be infected with Salmonella and shed the bacteria in their stools even if they are not showing symptoms. Salmonella can be spread within the household through litter boxes shared with other cats or by the cat roaming across various surfaces in the house, including food-preparation surfaces.
Infected cats may show symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, loss of appetite and decreased activity level.
What consumers should do
- If your cat is experiencing any symptoms of Salmonella infection, consult your veterinarian.
- If you or any member of your household is experiencing symptoms of Salmonella, consult your primary care physician.
- If you have purchased Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food, check the packaging to determine whether the lot code has been recalled.
- If you believe Meow Mix® or any other pet food has made your pet sick, you can report a complaint electronically through the FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal or you can call your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. Be sure to provide the product name, lot code and place of purchase when you make your report so that the FDA can follow up effectively on your complaint.