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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


Jul 2, 2015 Connie Fennell
Jul 2, 2015 Joan Fultz
Jul 2, 2015 Cheryl Gaudette
Jul 2, 2015 Patricia Misura
Jul 2, 2015 Cindy Little I love animals and they should be protected too.
Jul 2, 2015 stacy lupori
Jul 2, 2015 bonni fox my cat died a slow death from tainted cat food..
Jul 2, 2015 Lisa Green Its time people sue though I hate sueing. to get the FDA and dog food makers to stop allowing the sale of toxic food to our companions. This is unacceptable. Just as much as adding modified food to our food. There needs to be accountability and change!
Jul 2, 2015 Catherine Scialdone
Jul 2, 2015 Cindi Goldberg
Jul 1, 2015 June Sylvester
Jul 1, 2015 Carlene McLaughlin
Jul 1, 2015 Emy Lopez
Jul 1, 2015 Peter Rieck
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2015 Rita Zore
Jul 1, 2015 Ann Martel
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2015 Julie Guilford
Jul 1, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Jul 1, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Jul 1, 2015 Bryna Schreier
Jul 1, 2015 Kerry Prine I am tired of money being the basis in this country. Health and safety are as much a right as any other we possess. It should be MANDATORY that anything edible by ANYTHING (people, animals, insects, etc.) it is designed to feed should BE SAFE.
Jul 1, 2015 Maureen Jansen
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Pets are family and deserve safe and healthy food!
Jul 1, 2015 Lorraine Kittner
Jul 1, 2015 Judy D'Hert We recent lost 2 of our Alaskan Malamutes due to the Anti-Freeze that is used in the Beneful Foods. It is still devastating to us and we cannot believe that there are no regulations for food processing for any animals. Both were healthy and loving pets.
Jul 1, 2015 Stephanie Kimbrel Why can't our animals have safe food too? We shouldn't even be allowing any type of imported food here anyway, they're not up to our standards!
Jul 1, 2015 Linda Vangellow
Jul 1, 2015 Steve Watson
Jul 1, 2015 Cindy Markgraf
Jul 1, 2015 Barbara Duke
Jul 1, 2015 Karen Bray
Jul 1, 2015 Eileen Tong
Jul 1, 2015 robert james weiss a sign & share needed here please
Jul 1, 2015 David Simons
Jul 1, 2015 Teresa Graham
Jul 1, 2015 Jean Kuntz It is definitely time for food labeling and greater safe guards for ALL the foods offered in packaging and cans. Please move forward on this
Jul 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) We owe it to those we have as pets to ensure their food is safe for their consumption.
Jun 30, 2015 Kathy Weber Take care of those who don't get a voice but affect our lives in many ways without saying a single word except with their unconditional LOVE ! ! !
Jun 30, 2015 Helena Day
Jun 30, 2015 Mary Jane Wolke
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 Rosa Rodriguez
Jun 30, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 Kathleen Klauer save our dogs
Jun 30, 2015 Christine Castelino
Jun 30, 2015 Kristan Soboleski
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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