J. M. Smucker Recalls Natural Balance Canned Cat Food

(RTTNews) - J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling certain Natural Balance canned cat food, citing health concerns likely associated with increased levels of choline chloride, an animal growth promotant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

The recall was initiated after receiving reports of adverse reactions.

The recall involves 5.5 oz can Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver PatA© Formula canned cat food. The affected product has Retail UPC Code of 2363353227 and Lot Code of 9217803 with best by date of August 4, 2021. No other Natural Balance products are impacted by the recall.

The recalled products are most commonly sold in pet specialty retailers and online throughout the United States and Canada.

Choline chloride is a complex vitamin/nutritional used mainly in animal feed to promote rapid and healthy growth. Elevated levels of choline chloride could cause nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting. It could also result in more severe symptoms of difficulty walking, tremors, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac or respiratory failure and, in extreme situations, death.
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