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There have been a shocking 45 pet food recalls since the start of 2014 according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That's an unacceptable risk for pets and their families. Sign now to tell the FDA enough is enough.
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Pet food has long been a source of worry for pet owners and health officials. Reports of salmonella contamination are frequent, and threaten not only animals eating the food but also the owners handling it. Nutritional deficiencies and toxins have been found in pet foods as well — including melamine, which caused a tragic loss of life in 2007.

The FDA’s new proposal includes safety requirements similar to those in place for manufacturers of human food, ensuring that manufacturers are proactive in their efforts to keep pet food safe. The current system is reactive; the government does not respond to pet food safety issues until after they are reported. In 2007 it took nearly a month of reports from consumers before the melamine was discovered and a recall was announced, and thousands of dogs and cats are believed to have died.

This long-awaited move by the FDA is likely to be opposed, and possibly diluted, by large pet food manufacturers and importers. Make your voice heard now: It’s past time for the FDA to help ensure that the food we feed our pets is safe!

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Dear FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D.:

As you know, the discovery and recall of contaminated pet food happens on far too frequent a basis. Recalls of pet food due to salmonella contamination are announced regularly. The melamine scandal of 2007, which caused the tragic loss of thousands of beloved pets and even made it into the human food supply via chicken feed, serves as a warning of how sweeping pet food contamination can be.

I am incredibly supportive of your proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans. No doubt you will receive many communications from organizations determined to dilute and weaken your proposal. I choose to support strong regulation to protect health and lives. Please continue to consider the health of our animals and our population, and enact these regulations faithfully and completely.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Mar 5, 2015 Ramona Chun
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please enact stronger pet food safety regulations!
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 Harriette Porter
Mar 5, 2015 Doris Garner
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 Suzanne Russell
Mar 5, 2015 katy burke
Mar 5, 2015 Christine McLeod Our pets cannot advocate for themselves and deserve our protection.
Mar 5, 2015 BARBARA BEECY
Mar 5, 2015 Patressa Kearns Our pets are family, and so they deserve the same protections on the food they eat as we humans do. Thank you for working to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations for our animal family.
Mar 5, 2015 Donald A Byars if man can not do the right thing when it comes to food for animals and there food he , or thay should be taken out and shot like a mad human. and then sent to jail for life.
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Our pets are part of our family and we should always keep our family safe. Do not allow greed to dictate how safe our pets' food should be. Keep fighting for your proposal to enact stronger pet food regulations.
Mar 5, 2015 JAN BOIKE Thank you
Mar 5, 2015 Linda Boyd
Mar 5, 2015 Kim Bradshaw
Mar 5, 2015 Patricia Schenk Our pets need you to protect them from unsafe food products.
Mar 5, 2015 Gloria Coetzee
Mar 4, 2015 Valerie Noyes Yes, FDA, start by enforcing the laws already on the books. Stop letting giant pet food companies get away with all they have been doing. We want our pets safe and not poisoned. Do your job, this has bone on far too long.
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Sharon Singh
Mar 4, 2015 Pam Williford Please protect our pets from eating contaminated food. They are part of our family.
Mar 4, 2015 Karen Roth Please enact a stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans. Our pets are like our children, and we care what our pets are eating. Thank You
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 amy clark
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Dragon Lady Campbell being is the pets are family members not protecting them is the same thing the fda is doing to the rest of us lining their pockets while caving to BIG business
Mar 4, 2015 KRYSTAL SHRADER
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Carol Bennett There is no excuse for negligence in the production of pet food. Our pets are family members and we strive to take proper care of them. To think their food is contaminated is unthinkable.
Mar 4, 2015 Jon Messmer
Mar 4, 2015 Shirley Bayless
Mar 4, 2015 Helen Gibson Its time that the FEDS get involved. They should be responsible to ensure that animals now have a voice, a big voice.
Mar 4, 2015 Deborah Henderson Pets are people, too!
Mar 4, 2015 Katie Wheeler
Mar 4, 2015 Daisy Barcia Pets are an integral part of people's lives!!
Mar 4, 2015 Karen Lucas
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Dennis Woolley
Mar 4, 2015 Wendy Mahoney Please strengthen the safety standards on pet foods. My pets are my family and I want them to be safe!
Mar 4, 2015 jeffrey raffa please put stricter standards on pet food. We don't know what we are buying now.
Mar 4, 2015 Edna Hernandez
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) My dog ate Beneful. She developed bleeding problems and had to have spleen surgery
Mar 4, 2015 JL Glenn
Mar 4, 2015 Julie Power Thank you for your consideration of this important initiative.
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please give a voice to our beloved pets by protecting and insuring the safety of their food.
Mar 4, 2015 Shirley Livingstone
Mar 4, 2015 Dale Ireson My pets are like my children. I care about them! I expect their foods to be safe just like ours. I should not have to have a lab in my home to test the food to be sure nothing harmful is inside.
Mar 4, 2015 Wendy Friedman
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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