The J. M. Smucker Co. Recalls Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to people with weakened immune systems, while Salmonella is a bacterial disease that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals consuming the products and humans that are handling the contaminated items.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), common signs and symptoms of a pet being infected with Salmonella and Listeria infection are fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recall included the following products:

  • Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food 30 LB Bag
  • Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food 30 LB Bag

The recalled products were were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY.

The recall was initiated after the J. M. Smucker Co. discovered the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in their sample testing through certified laboratory.

In response to this, the company has ceased further production and distribution of the product immediately.

The J. M. Smucker Co. advises consumers who bought the potentially contaminated products to not let their pet consume it and to throw it away or to return it to the place of sale for a full refund.

There have been no reported illnesses thus far from consuming the products.


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