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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.


Petition Signatures

Nov 21, 2014 emilie schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 Carrie Goetz
Nov 20, 2014 Sheila Ruggerio
Nov 20, 2014 Susan Fisher
Nov 20, 2014 l wartick
Nov 20, 2014 esther douglas
Nov 20, 2014 Sheri Reynolds
Nov 20, 2014 Marlene Spencer
Nov 20, 2014 Tatiana Musatova
Nov 19, 2014 P Winters
Nov 19, 2014 Nadine Alfonso
Nov 19, 2014 Justin Fox
Nov 19, 2014 Cristin Moore
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Nov 19, 2014 jason reeves
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Gina Samad Our pets are suffering because of food contaminents, please help!
Nov 19, 2014 Connie Williams
Nov 19, 2014 luba beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Amy Hightower
Nov 19, 2014 Andrea Coyne
Nov 18, 2014 karen shelley
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Nov 18, 2014 v Kammer
Nov 18, 2014 Janet Martinez
Nov 17, 2014 cindy alexander my 3 pets have had numerous physical illness due to pet food made by Pedigree (MARS Co) as well as treats made in China. Our pets need help from the FDA!!!!
Nov 17, 2014 Kristy Frost
Nov 17, 2014 Christine Stever
Nov 17, 2014 Midge Smith
Nov 17, 2014 kassondra smith
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Nov 17, 2014 Christine Egan
Nov 17, 2014 Pauline Köhler
Nov 16, 2014 Deanna Moncrief
Nov 16, 2014 Reta Mosher
Nov 16, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 16, 2014 Heather Blakley
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Nov 16, 2014 Alyssa Luken
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Nov 16, 2014 Maria Hicks
Nov 16, 2014 Barbara Negron
Nov 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) We lost two cats during the gluten scare. The holistic food we were feeding them was supposedly safe. Then, after the scare was over, and our cats had died, the company admitted the gluten in question was in their cat food.
Nov 16, 2014 Carol McClellan In my opinion, animals deserve the same treatment as humans in the quality of their food. If there is something bad enough for even a few consumers to complain about, it should be looked into.
Nov 16, 2014 Todd Warner
Nov 16, 2014 K. Veneziano
Nov 16, 2014 Patricia Bruner I have had 3 pets affected with bad food..and left 1 small dog I had dead.. ..please..make sure our food is safe..we spend a lot of money caring for them..to keep them fed..warm. and safe. .we don't want to loose them to bad FOOD...
Nov 16, 2014 jean medeiros please stop !
Nov 15, 2014 Beverly J Miranda Please have a heart for the animals we care for daily. Make this bill a reality.

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