Limited Voluntary Recall For Cat Food
A limited voluntary recall has been announced on 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food, according to an announcement on Tuesday by the J.M. Smucker Company.
According to WCVB 5, the company stated in an FDA release that a Quality Assurance team found possible low levels of thiamine, or Vitamin B1, during a review of production records at a manufacturing facility. The affected product was distributed from Dec. 20 through Jan. 3. So far, no health problems related to the problem have been reported.
According to the FDA, thiamine is essential for cats and a deficiency can lead to gastrointestinal or neurological problems. Early signs of thiamine deficiency can include a decrease in appetite, salivation, vomiting, weight loss, and additional symptoms that can become serious in advanced cases.
Consumers who have cans of cat food from the impacted companies should stop feeding it to their cats. The FDA has a full list of the affected cat food and contact information related to the recall.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez