Limited, Voluntary Recall Issued For Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food Over Possible Salmonella Concerns

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on April 11, 2021

RECALL ALERT – Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food

The J.M. Smucker Company has issued a limited, voluntary recall on two of their extremely popular Meow Mix® brand dry foods.

Two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food sold in 30 lbs. bags have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential salmonella contamination. The Meow Mix® bags were sold at Walmart stores in these states:

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah,
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Please be aware, only these two lots of Original Choice dry cat food and no other Meow Mix® products are involved in this recall.

If Meow Mix® is the brand of choice in your home, check the bottom of your 30 lbs. bags of Meow Mix® Original Choice dry food to see if your bag matches the impacted lots. Here is the info you’re looking for on the bottom of the bag:

  • Meow Mix® Original Choice 30 lbs., UPC code 2927452099, Lot Number 1081804, Best if Used by Date: 9/14/22
  • Meow Mix® Original Choice 30 lbs., UPC code 2927452099, Lot Number 1082804, Best if Used by Date: 9/15/22

Stop feeding your cats this product immediately and monitor for any symptoms of salmonella illness in cats.

Symptoms of Salmonella in Cats

Salmonella poisoning in cats presents with symptoms of fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Symptoms generally begin 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Contact your vet if any illness symptoms develop.

The J.M. Smucker Company does want consumers to be aware, “Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.”

Also, be aware contact with salmonella-tainted products can sicken humans as well. Practice safe food handling procedures when disposing of the possibly tainted food. Wash hands, disinfect countertops and food bowls. Dispose of food and trash bags in outside receptacles that are secured from pilfering outdoor animals. We don’t want stray and feral cats or other wildlife to fall ill either.

Voluntary Recall as Safety is Number One

Again, the recall is voluntary, but salmonella concerns are always taken seriously. The J.M. Smucker Company and Meow Mix® issued the recall to keep cats and their loyal human customer as safe and healthy as possible. The J.M. Smucker Company and Meow Mix® tout their safety and quality standards as keeping people and animals safe is a main priority.

If you have concerns or need to report illness, cat parents can call 1-888-569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET or visit  

Feature Image: via J.M. Smucker Company and MeowMix®

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