The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall alert on April 12, 2021, after pet food manufacturer The J. M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled its Meow Mix Original Dry Cat Food.
The recall was a cautionary measure and related to potential salmonella contamination. There were no reports of any illness or adverse reactions.
What was recalled?
- Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30 lb. bag, Lot #1081804, UPC #2927452099, best by Sept. 14, 2022
- Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30 lb. bag, Lot #1082804, UPC #2927452099, best by Sept. 15, 2022
Why was it recalled?
When consumed in food, salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, excess salivation, and decreased appetite in cats.
It can also cause similar symptoms in humans if they handle contaminated products, so be sure to wash your hands after handling your cat’s food. Some cats may not show symptoms but can still spread the bacteria to other household pets and humans.
Where was the product sold?
The impacted products were sold in select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.
Reporting pet food problems
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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