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Cat food recalled for low levels of essential nutrients

The J. M. Smucker Company announced a limited voluntary recall of 20 tin of cat food products of the brands 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty because the products may be harmful to low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).

Cats with low thiamine in the diet can reduce the risk of developing a deficiency, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Symptoms of a vitamin B1 deficiency include gastrointestinal or neurological problems, such as decreased appetite, salivation and weight loss. Neurological symptoms may occur in advanced cases and can wiggle walking and seizures.

According to the FDA news release, cats suffer from a shortage of nutrients can recover completely with prompt treatment.

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The FDA has not received any reports of the disease, and the company is recalling the products out of an abundance of caution, the J. M. Smucker Company said in the release. The company discovered the shortage during a quality assurance team review of production data.

Retail customers purchased the recalled cat food between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. The company has no information on how many of the products in question were sold. Customers with a product from the affected lots should stop feeding their cats and call The J. M. Smucker Company on 1-800-828-9980 Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or on consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com the FDA said.

The following products are affected by the recall:

· 9Lives Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna, 7910052238, 6354803, 12, 13 oz, 7910052228

· 9Lives Meaty Paté Seafood Platter, 7910000402, 6356803, 24, 5.5 oz, 7910000402

· 9Lives Meaty Paté Seafood Platter, 7910000367, 6355803, 6 4hp 5.5 oz each, 7910003670

· 9Lives Meaty Paté Super Supper, 7910000327, 6358803, 24, 5.5 oz, 7910000327

· 9Lives Meaty Paté Super Supper 7910000286, 6358803, 6, 4hp, 5.5 oz each, 7910002860

· 9Lives Meaty Paté Super Supper, 7910052239, 6355803, 12, 13 oz, 7910052229

· 9Lives Meaty Paté Super Supper, 7910052239, 6364803, 12, 13 oz, 7910052229

· 9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood, 7910000364 (793641) 6356803, 6, 4hp, 5.5 oz each, 7910003640

· 9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna, 7910000324, 6356803, 24, 5.5 oz, 7910000324

· 9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner, 7910000410, 6356803, 24, 5.5 oz, 7910000410

· 9Lives Meaty Pâté with Liver and Chicken, 7910000312 (793121), 6355803, 6, 4hp, 5.5 oz, each, 7910000312

· 9Lives Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish, 7910000420, 6358803, 24, 5.5 oz, 7910000420

· 9Lives Seafood and Poultry Variety Pack, 7910053377, 6307803, 24, 5.5 oz, 7910053377

· 9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna, 7910000366, 6357803, 6, 4hp, 5.5 oz each, 7910003660

· EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner, 7910053114, 6356803, 12, 13 oz, 7910053114

· Special Kitty Beef and Liver Dinner, 8113112120, 6355803, 12, 13 oz, 8113112120

· Special Kitty Classic Tuna Dinner, 8113112157, 6358803, 12, 13 oz, 8113112157

· Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner, with a printed wrap, 8113109609, 6355803, 1, 12 hp, 13 grams each, 8113109609

· Special Kitty Mixed Grill dinner without printed wrap, 8113112119, 6356803, 12, 13 oz , 8113112119

· Special Kitty Super Supper, 8113179041, 6355803, 12, 13 oz, 7910079041

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