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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


Apr 20, 2015 Diane Gudatis
Apr 20, 2015 Barbara Hudspith
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Stefanie Lamsen
Apr 20, 2015 Holly Gigantino I am a concerned pet parent. I have stopped buying dog food, and making my own. At least I am aware of what is going into their bellies.
Apr 19, 2015 patricia curran
Apr 19, 2015 danuta radko
Apr 18, 2015 Grace McDonald
Apr 18, 2015 Virginie Viart
Apr 18, 2015 melissa bridges
Apr 18, 2015 Arian Smith
Apr 18, 2015 Elizabeth Veiga
Apr 18, 2015 Kristy Russell
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Valerie Giddy
Apr 17, 2015 kathleen wasko
Apr 17, 2015 andrea head
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed) We need better watch guards on what goes into pet food
Apr 17, 2015 Cindy Rourke
Apr 17, 2015 evi meuris
Apr 17, 2015 Regina McKerrihan
Apr 17, 2015 Kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Linda Coleman
Apr 17, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Apr 17, 2015 Dawn Spencer
Apr 17, 2015 Sonja Wilson These are our furbabies
Apr 17, 2015 Marjorie Caruso It's about time that this nonsense of lax standards for our family members ends! Stop importing junk from China!
Apr 17, 2015 Christina Cromer
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Billie Dennis
Apr 17, 2015 Danielle Halverson
Apr 17, 2015 Fred Carter Thank you for reading this. This is very important.
Apr 17, 2015 Kat Miller Make pet food safer via improved safety standards and enforcement
Apr 17, 2015 Marcee Bogan
Apr 17, 2015 Shana Hendrickson I was a loyal customer of a major pet food manufacturer who promised to help my dogs live a longer, healthier life until they both became so ill they had to be rushed to the hospital. The worst part-no one cares, not the FDA, the vet nor hospital.
Apr 17, 2015 Danielle Schlemmer
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Casey Saultzman-Brown
Apr 17, 2015 Deb Sandefer
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Lisa Popelka If you really love them like you say you do, if they really are a part of the family, if you care about other lives on the planet, then why wouldn't you be for this? No? Then, how about your family touching & loving that pet, so then what's safe for them?
Apr 17, 2015 Jackie Pocock
Apr 17, 2015 Penny Suddith Please support this very important legislation. Thank u.
Apr 17, 2015 개영 정
Apr 16, 2015 John Campbell
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Melissa Ashbrook

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