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.

 

Illnesses Reported

 

The Company has received reports of adverse reactions.

 

Product Information

 

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.

 

Contact

 

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

Email: info@naturalbalanceinc.com

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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