Pet Food Company Recalls Lot of Canned Cat Food

The J. M. Smucker Company has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.

The FDA reports that ingesting the impacted product may cause nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac or respiratory failure and, in extreme situations, death.

Pet parents are encouraged to contact their cat’s veterinarian immediately if their cat is displaying any of these symptoms.

If pet parents have any product matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product. This information can be found on the bottom of each can.

Product Name: Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food. 5.5 oz can Retail UPC Code: 2363353227 Lot Code: 9217803 Best If Used By Date: 08/04/2021

No other Natural Balance® products are impacted by this recall.

According to the FDA, the Company has received reports of adverse reactions.

Pet parents that have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET or email anytime at info@naturalbalanceinc.com.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.