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BREAKING NEWS: JUNE 23rd, 2016 - Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, Oregon has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of its Frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet, which may be contaminated by Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Untreated, a Listeria infection in a cat can result in paralysis and swelling of the brain. This recall comes on the heels of the 35+ recalls that have occurred in the past year. Our pets deserve better.
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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 has led to multiple pet deaths.

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 the past, it's taken weeks of reports from consumers before contaminations were discovered and recalls 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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To the FDA Commissioner:

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


Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Nov 22, 2017 Jan Allen
Nov 22, 2017 Dianne Dungay
Nov 22, 2017 Matt Tuckey
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 Shannon Philemon
Nov 19, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 18, 2017 Sandra Geisenhof Pets are family and their food needs to be regulated as much as human food. There is no reason to be lax in making sure dog and cat food is safe for them and will not make them sick or kill them.
Nov 17, 2017 Colleen Cooper
Nov 17, 2017 Debra Arszyla
Nov 17, 2017 Jamie Pauline
Nov 17, 2017 Collette Rowland
Nov 17, 2017 linda Evans
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is an issue that can be corrected. Please do the right thing.
Nov 17, 2017 Ilona Shur
Nov 17, 2017 Ruth Rich
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Make pet food safe. Pets are often furry family members. Owners and pets deserve safe quality food.
Nov 16, 2017 Susan Fisher
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Laurie Wright
Nov 16, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please enact stricter restrictions for all per food.
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Glenda Valle
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Regulations are demanded and must be followed for food products for all the animals. They can not speak for themselves, so us humans must do it for them.
Nov 16, 2017 Gillian Shults
Nov 16, 2017 Monica Lewandowski Protect our pets!
Nov 16, 2017 Francisca Munoz
Nov 16, 2017 melissa abers
Nov 16, 2017 Becca Polka
Nov 16, 2017 Doreen Oleary Our pets are family and deserve healthy foods. It’s time the FDA puts restrictions on pet food makers
Nov 16, 2017 Katie D
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Many people feel their pets are family members. Please help us protect them. They are totally reliant on us for that.
Nov 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2017 Sandra Markus
Nov 15, 2017 Amy Houbre Stop killing our animals..we need regulations on pet food now!!
Nov 15, 2017 Elena Dragut
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Mary Salmon
Nov 15, 2017 Martha Murra How can any amount of lead or melamine be acceptable for pet or human consumption? The FDA should have stricter guidelines that do not allow ANY lead or melamine ingredients in pet food.

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