The J.M. Smucker Co. announced a limited voluntary recall of two lots of their Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. No other Meow Mix products are impacted by this recall.
The recalled product is Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food in 30 lb bags with UPC 829274520997.
Only the following two lot codes are impacted:
– Lot Code: 1081804 & Best By Date: 9/14/2022
– Lot Code: 1082804 & Best By Date: 9/15/2022
This recall has been added to the Safe Pet Treats app. Available on iTunes and Google Play.
The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration.
If consumers have products matching the following description in their possession, Smucker’s asks them to stop feeding the product to their cats and dispose of it immediately.
Consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions may call the company at 1-888-569-6728 or visit www.meowmix.com/contact-us.
From the FDA:
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.