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As the clock winds down on the comment period, new disturbing figures from 2013 have come to light, including an unsettling 33 pet food and treat recalls. That's approximately one recall every 11 days - an unacceptable risk for pets and their families. Act quickly and sign below before the comment period ends.
Goal: 100,000 Progress: 42,544
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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. The FDA announced the proposal on October 25, 2013, and will accept public comments for a period of 120 days. 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.


Petition Signatures

Apr 18, 2014 John M Bagnell
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 nettie priem
Apr 17, 2014 Donna Jordan Safe pet food
Apr 17, 2014 Irene Schütz
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 shanon rowland
Apr 17, 2014 Bianka Krawczyk
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Deena Pierce
Apr 16, 2014 Lynn Sims Please enact stronger pet food regulations! My dog is my fur baby!!
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Richard Spellman
Apr 16, 2014 Stanis Mihm Why not let the people that make this stuff eat it?
Apr 16, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Teresa Terrell
Apr 16, 2014 Ricky Buttery
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Pritchard
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 Paula Rankin
Apr 15, 2014 kay valenti
Apr 15, 2014 vee boz
Apr 15, 2014 e bozulich
Apr 15, 2014 Debra Schneider I am incredibly supportive of your proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans.
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Katie Martin
Apr 14, 2014 Diane Nichols
Apr 14, 2014 elizabeth bryce
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Heather Brownlee I have several pets in the household 4 cats and one dog. I believe that one of my cats died last year due to bad food (Blue Buffalo for cats). I stopped feeding it to my babies and resumed feeding the old standby, Purina.
Apr 14, 2014 Cristiane Lazzarini Cortez ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please approve the proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations.
Apr 13, 2014 Tomasz Mroziński
Apr 13, 2014 Linda Foust
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) No excuse for this whatsoever. None! I would eat contaminated food myself rather than ever feed it to my pets. I now make my own jerky treats and only feed commercial food that I've researched well and am confident is safe. But it shouldn't be this hard!
Apr 13, 2014 Susan Gaida
Apr 13, 2014 Sally Taylor
Apr 13, 2014 Vivian Ashwill Do the right thing! It's just this simple & I applaud your proposal!
Apr 13, 2014 Madeleine Bateman
Apr 13, 2014 Kim Fauser
Apr 13, 2014 sylvia nudi pets are family-please do more to protect them!
Apr 13, 2014 Tara Platt
Apr 12, 2014 Besma Rammuny
Apr 12, 2014 Tom Heth Pet owners VOTE !
Apr 12, 2014 Charlene Fraley

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