I always worry about what I am feeding my cats. I have researched making my own cat food for them but the nutritional supplements essential for cats make it very costly and time consuming. We place our trust in the companies that make pet foods that they will provide the best we can give them. Since cats can be quite finicky with their food preferences, it does not make for an easy job. We all know that what they like today they will turn their noses up at tomorrow but next week, it might be exactly what they want.

My cat, Oliver, was diagnosed with diabetes last month. Since then, I have been on a quest to get him healthy. I have spent so much time researching pet foods and reading cat food labels (which is not easy if your eyes are over 40) trying to find the best food possible to get him healthy. He is currently in remission, which may not last long due to the nature of feline diabetes, but it is so obvious that what goes into his body is making a difference in his health.

Being so hyper aware of what I am feeding my cats makes me want to share this information with you. The FDA has issued an alert announcing a voluntary recall of certain kinds of cat foods made by the J.M. Smucker Company which was discovered at the manufacturing facility. Although there have been no reported illnesses,14 kinds of 9Lives food, EvertPet Mixed Grill Dinner and five kinds of Special Kitty food distributed from December 20, 2016 to January 3, 2017. These food are being recalled for possible low levels of thiamine.

Thiamine deficiency can cause gastrointestinal or neurological problems in cats.

If you have any cans of cat food from these lots, do not feed them to your cat and call the J.M. Smucker company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

Here is a list of the affected products from FDA.gov:

Brand Product Description UPC Code Consumer Unit Lot Numbers Units per Case Selling Unit Size UPC Code on Case
9Lives Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna 7910052238 6354803 12 13 oz 7910052228
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000402 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000402
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000367 6355803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003670
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000327 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000327
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000286 6358803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910002860
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6355803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6364803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood 7910000364 (793641) 6356803 6 4pk
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 Pate with Liver and Chicken 7910000312 (793121) 6355803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910000312
9Lives Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish 7910000420 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000420
9Lives Seafood Poultry Variety Pack 7910053377 6307803 24 5.5 oz 7910053377
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna 7910000366 6357803 6 4pk
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 printed wrap 8113109609 6355803 1 12 pk
13 oz 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