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This Major Pet Food Brand Has Just Been Recalled for Salmonella

Pet owners who bought the food in eight states should "dispose of it immediately."
FACT CHECKED BY Faye Brennan

There's important news for many pet owners today, as a big brand is pulling its product from shelves in several states.

Cat lovers, listen up: the J.M. Smucker Company, which manufactures Meow Mix brand cat food, has issued a limited, voluntary recall of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food in the 30-pound bag. The reason for the recall is due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The two lots of the Meow Mix dry food that are of concern were distributed to Walmart stores in eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The two lot codes are 1081804 with a sell-by date of 09/14/2022 and 1082804 with a sell-by date of 09/15/2022 (both with UPC code 2927452099). The company directs consumers to the bottom and back of each bag for this information.

At this time, there does not seem to be info on the dates during which customers might have purchased the product.

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If you're a customer currently in possession of this cat food, the company is advising pet owners or other caretakers to "stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately." They're also reassuring consumers that they have "received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction," and that they've "issued this recall out of an abundance of caution."

If a feline in your care were affected by Salmonella contamination, J.M. Smucker noted in their press release that he or she might exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, fever, and excessive salivation. Pet parents should contact their veterinarian regarding any possible symptoms. With questions or to report a problem to the company, customers may reach out by calling 1-888-569-6728 or visiting www.meowmix.com/contact-us.

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Krissy Gasbarre
Krissy is a senior news editor at <em>Eat This, Not That!</em>, managing morning and weekend news related to nutrition, wellness, restaurants and groceries (with a focus on beverages), and more. Read more