Meow Mix Recall History and Pet Food Brand Info

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Important Meow Mix recall information appears below.

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Product Lines:
Meow Mix Soufflés, Meow Mix Paté Toppers, Meow Mix Savory Morsels, Meow Mix Original Choice, Meow Mix Seafood Medley, Meow Mix Hairball Control, Meow Mix Indoor Formula, Meow Mix Kitten Li’l Nibbles
Big Heart Pet Inc. (a subsidiary of J.M. Smucker Company)
One Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Meow Mix Company Overview

The Meow Mix brand lineup includes dry and wet cat food and treats. The brand line, introduced in 1974, was created as a Ralston Purina product, but the brand has changed hands many times since then.

Meow Mix was most recently owned by Big Heart Pet Brands, which was acquired by J.M. Smucker Company in 2015. Meow Mix’s famous tagline, even back in 1974, was “The cat food cats ask for by name.”

Along with that great tagline came a memorable theme song. Wikipedia describes the jingle this way: “The theme’s lyrics are ‘Meow meow meow meow’ repeated multiple times, with various cats moving their mouths and captions on the bottom as if the cats were verbally speaking.”

Has There Ever Been a Meow Mix Recall?

Yes, a limited Meow Mix recall of certain packages in April 2021 was the first-ever Meow Mix recall we are aware of — which is quite impressive given the brand’s 47-year history.
The recall was announced by the parent company, J.M. Smucker Co., and was limited to just 2 specific lots of dry cat food. Full details are listed below.

Meow Mix Recall History

April 2021
Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: News release dated April 9, 2021 (archived here). What was recalled: The following 2 specific lots of dry cat food under the Meow Mix brand:

  • Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30 lb. bag, Lot #1081804, UPC #2927452099, best by Sept. 14, 2022
  • Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food, 30 lb. bag, Lot #1082804, UPC #2927452099, best by Sept. 15, 2022

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