Cat Food Recall: Natural Balance Pet Foods Pulled for Deadly Side Effects

The J.M. Smucker Company voluntarily issued a recall Tuesday on one lot of their Natural Balance canned cat food for potentially fatal health side effects.

In a press release published on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the company explained that the recall was for “one lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken and Liver Paté Formula canned cat food.” The press release states that the specific type of food comes in 5.5 oz cans and the J.M. Smucker Company has received reports of health concerns, “likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.”

J.M. Smucker Company is recalling one lot of Natural Balance canned cat food due to potentially deadly health concerns.

“Ingesting impacted products may cause nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac or respiratory failure and, in extreme situations, death,” the press releases adds.

The recalled product is most commonly sold in pet specialty retailers and online throughout the U.S. and Canada, but there are no other Natural Balance products affected by this recall, the company said.

Rest of the story: Newsweek

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