J. M. Smucker Co. Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Company Announcement Date: 09/04/2021
Product Type: Dry Cat Food
Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Company Name: J. M. Smucker Co.
Brand Name: Meow Mix®

J. M. Smucker Co. Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Reason for Recall

 

The J. M. Smucker Co. has announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30LB bag) due to potential for salmonella contamination. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Salmonella Information

 

Salmonella can affect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat’s foods, food surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the impacted product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting or diarrhea. Some cats may not develop diarrhea, but may have a decreased appetite, fever, and excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.

 

Illnesses Reported

 

The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution.

 

Product Information

 

The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.

 

Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best If Used By Date
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1081804 9/14/2022
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1082804 9/15/2022

 

What You Should Do

 

If pet parents have products matching the following descriptions in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately. The information in the table above can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

 

Contact

 

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1-888-569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET or visit www.meowmix.com/contact-us.

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J. M. Smucker Co. Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food for Potential Salmonella Contamination
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