RECALL: Smucker recalls two lots of Meow Mix for Salmonella

TIM WALL APRIL 13, 2021

The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled two lots of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30-pound bags) due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled two lots of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30-pound bags) due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this pet food recall out of an abundance of caution. The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix products are impacted by this recall.

If pet owners have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately. This information can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best If Used By Date
Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1081804 9/14/2022
Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1082804 9/15/2022

 

Salmonella can affect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat’s foods, food surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the impacted product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting or diarrhea. Some cats may not develop diarrhea, but may have a decreased appetite, fever, and excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.