The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Recall of One Lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula Canned Cat Food
Company Announcement Date: 03/07/2020
Product Type: Canned Cat Food
Reason for Announcement: Elevated levels of choline chloride
Company Name: J. M. Smucker Company
Brand Name: Natural Balance
Reason for Recall
The J. M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.
Choline Chloride Information
Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac or respiratory failure and, in extreme situations, death. Pet parents are encouraged to contact their cat’s veterinarian immediately if their cat is displaying any of these symptoms.
The Company has received reports of adverse reactions.
Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food 5.5 oz can:
- Retail UPC Code: 2363353227
- Lot Code: 9217803
- Best If Used by Date: 08/04/2021
These products are most commonly sold in pet specialty retailers and online throughout the United States and Canada. No other Natural Balance® products are impacted by this recall.
What You Should Do
If pet parents have any product matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product. This information can be found on the bottom of each can.
Pet parents that have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should:
Phone: 888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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