J.M. Smucker Company recalls cat food because of possible low levels of vitamin B1

JM Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall Friday of specific brands of 9Lives Protein Plus wet canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).

The company said that the affected products are:

  • 9Live Protein Plus with Tuna and Chicken, UPC Code: 7910021549, 4 Cans, 5.5 oz. Each. Best if used by March 27, 2020-Nov. 14 2020.
  • 9 Boron Protein Plus With Tuna And Liver, UPC Code: 7910021748, 4 pcs, 5.5 oz. Each. Best if used April 17, 2020-Sept. 14, 2020.

According to the Food & Drug Administration, the products were distributed to retailers nationwide. Animal owners are encouraged to stop feeding their cats immediately.


The FDA said that no diseases related to the problem have been reported and the cat food is recalled out of great caution. No other 9Live products or products from J.M. Smucker Company is affected by this recall.

Cats may be at risk of developing a thiamine deficiency if they have had low diet for several weeks. Early signs of thiamine deficiency include reduced appetite, salivation, vomiting, lack of growth and high loss.

For questions that pet owners have or anyone wishing to receive a refund or coupon for a replacement product, they should complete this form or call 1-888-569-6828.


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