Recalled: 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty Canned Cat Food

Thiamine is an essential vitamin for cats. Unfortunately, some lots of these foods may not contain enough thiamine. Here are the recall details.

Maker: The J.M. Smucker Company
Cause: Possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 3, 2017
What was recalled:


  • Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna, 13 oz., Lot #6354803, UPC 7910052228
  • Meaty Pate Seafood Platter, 24 oz., Lot #6356803, UPC 7910000402
  • Meaty Pate Seafood Platter, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6355803, UPC 7910003670
  • Meaty Pate Super Supper, 5.5 oz., Lot #6358803, UPC 7910000327
  • Meaty Pate Super Supper, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6358803, UPC 7910002860
  • Meaty Pate Super Supper, 13 oz., Lot #6355803, UPC 7910052229
  • Meaty Pate With Chicken and Seafood, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6356803, UPC 7910003640
  • Meaty Pate With Chicken and Tuna, 5.5 oz. Lot #6356803, UPC 7910000324
  • Meaty Pate With Chicken Dinner, 5.5 oz. Lot #6356803, UPC 7910000410
  • Meaty Pate With Liver and Chicken, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6355803, UPC 7910000312
  • Meaty Pate With Ocean Whitefish, 5.5 oz., Lot #6358803, UPC 7910000420
  • Seafood Poultry Variety Pack, 5.5 oz., Lot #6307803, UPC 7910053377
  • Meaty Pate With Chicken & Tuna, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6357803, UPC 7910003660


  • Mixed Grill Dinner, 13 oz., Lot #6356803, UPC 7910053114

Special Kitty

  • Beef and Liver Dinner, 13 oz., Lot #6355803, UPC 8113112120
  • Classic Tuna Dinner, 13 oz., Lot #6358803, UPC 8113112157
  • Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap, 12 pack, 13 oz. each, Lot #6355803, UPC 8113109609
  • Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap, 13 oz., Lot #6356803, UPC 8113112119
  • Super Supper, 13 oz., Lot #6355803, UPC 7910079041

Thiamine is an essential vitamin for cats. According to the FDA, “The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date, and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.”

The affected foods were distributed to a limited number of retail customers from Dec. 20, 2016 through Jan. 3, 2017.

NOTE: This recall has been expanded.

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