The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that J.M. Smucker Company is conducting a voluntary limited product recall of canned cat food.
According to the report, J.M. Smucker Company initiated the recall after the quality assurance team discovered that certain cans of the cat food had low levels of thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, which can lead to thiamine deficiency in cats. The brands affected by the recall are limited to 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty. These were produced from December 20 through January 3, 2017, and distributed to a limited number of customers.
To date, no illnesses related to the recall have been confirmed. Cat owners who purchased the products are urged to dispose of them immediately. The company hasn’t issued a statement that they will be offering replacement or refund of the affected items.
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