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Voluntary Recall: Canned Cat Food - Insufficient Thiamine Levels

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  • By Airman Alissa Morse
  • 82nd AMDS Public Health

The J.M. Smucker Company has announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1).  No illnesses related to this issue has been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

Due to the lack of thiamine, cats can be at risk for developing thiamine deficiency.  Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss.  In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures.

The affected items were distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20th through January 3, 2017.

For a full listing of all products listed in this recall, please visit the FDA’s website at:

Consumers who have cans of cat food from the impacted lots should stop feeding it to their cats and call the company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST or contact them at

Public Health confirmed that Sheppard AFB facilities DO NOT carry these products for sale.  There has been NO illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall.  Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact 82nd AMDS Public Health Flight at (940) 676-1874/3052.