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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.
Goal: 75,000 Progress: 49,312
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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


Oct 30, 2014 Shannon Flannery
Oct 30, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 Artice Silvester Safe food for our loved ones
Oct 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) PLEASE !
Oct 29, 2014 Kristi Dickens
Oct 29, 2014 Susan Polk This is a long-awaited move by the FDA. It is time to ensure that ALL pet food is safe. I also feel that manufacturing could be implemented in the USA to give more people a chance to be employed, instead of people overseas.
Oct 29, 2014 Susan Matias
Oct 29, 2014 Imelda Padilla
Oct 28, 2014 Kristine Kounelis
Oct 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 28, 2014 MICHELE ALDAO
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Allen
Oct 28, 2014 john wood Pets are like family please get tougher on pet food manufactures
Oct 28, 2014 Collette Trudel
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 Lisa Decker-Sightler
Oct 27, 2014 Kimberly Mclaughlin
Oct 27, 2014 Debbie Bunn
Oct 27, 2014 Cindy Rosmus
Oct 27, 2014 Joy Brown
Oct 27, 2014 roberta morse Time for healthy humane chane Now-Stop this .....
Oct 27, 2014 Kimberly Fowler
Oct 27, 2014 Christine Chacon
Oct 26, 2014 Meghan Soukup Stronger pet food safety standards
Oct 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 26, 2014 Catherine Climpson
Oct 26, 2014 Bridget Le
Oct 26, 2014 Sasha Herbert
Oct 26, 2014 Mary Mitchell
Oct 26, 2014 Peggy Brown
Oct 25, 2014 Sally Meissner
Oct 25, 2014 Ruth Schey With all that the animals do for us, can't we at least protect them from eating poisons and carcinogens. They give their lives to protect us, Please give a little back to them.
Oct 24, 2014 Jeanne Sironen-McCartney
Oct 24, 2014 Joyce Angleberger
Oct 24, 2014 Gerry Schey
Oct 24, 2014 Courtney Marlin
Oct 24, 2014 Susannah Martin
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Emily Schmidt
Oct 23, 2014 MARY ANGEL I started making my own dog food about 3 yrs. ago. It's not hard and it's better and more nutritious for them. I make up enough for a few nights so I don't have to do it every night.
Oct 23, 2014 Linda Daniel Our furkids deserve better food for growth stability and emotional development along with good health.
Oct 22, 2014 B Little
Oct 22, 2014 elizabeth wince
Oct 22, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 lionel zignale
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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