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J.M. Smucker’s Special Kitty Cat Food Recalled Over Serious Health Concerns, Including Death

UPDATE: December 10, 2019.
 
After calling the JM Smuckers inquiring about the unnamed ingredient(s), they told me, “we do not have that information at this time.
 
Asked if I had a cat that was dying, would JM Smuckers be willing to give the information to my vet and the company’s consumer representative said, “not at this time.”
 
It is absolutely unforgivable and irresponsible to keep to consumers and the veterinary community in the dark, particularly as the ingredient(s) has the capacity to cause death in cats. 
 

JM Smuckers is recalling selected lots of its Special Kitty canned cat for an as yet unknown reason. All the company revealed was an oblique reference to “ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards.”

Whatever that means.

Even more troubling than the opaque reference to the unknown ingredients, but the ingredient(s) have the capacity to cause death to cats. The company warns that the recalled cat food may cause “nausea, with excessive salivation, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, seizures and, in extreme situations, death.”

Additionally, the company urges pet parents to contact their cat’s veterinarian immediately if their cat is displaying any of these symptoms.

The impacted product appears to involve lots covering a period of over four months, which are listed below. They are:

Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best If Used By Date
Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate 5.5 oz. metal can 681131078962 9263803 9/19/2021
Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best If Used By Date
Special Kitty® Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food in 5.5 oz metal cans 681131079235 9266803 7/17/2021
8/29/2021
9/11/2021
9/12/2021
Special Kitty® Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food in 5.5 oz metal cans 681131079235 9267803 7/17/2021
8/29/2021
9/11/2021
9/12/2021
Special Kitty® Surf & Turf Variety Pack of Pate Cat Food in 5.5 oz metal cans 681131079235 9287803 9/12/2021
9/19/2021
10/7/2021

These products are sold in grocery stores nationwide and online. No other Special Kitty products are impacted by this recall.

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/.

Source: The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Special Kitty® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Health Concerns (FDA)

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