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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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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 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


Aug 14, 2018 Bonnie Redanauer
Aug 14, 2018 Dena Hurd This is the 3 in a researched line of products. For my beloved pets consumption facing recall in a years time. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THE FOODS WE FEED OUR PETS AR3 A SAFE AS THOSE WE FEED OUR CHILDREN!
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2018 carol hall
Aug 14, 2018 Pam Burridge These pet food recalls are ridiculous. Enact tougher laws and bigger penalties.
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 Virgil Pauls
Aug 13, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Aug 13, 2018 Joan Kelly
Aug 13, 2018 Eliza Johnson
Aug 13, 2018 Stéphanie MONCADE
Aug 13, 2018 Elaine Coburn
Aug 13, 2018 kelly white
Aug 13, 2018 Paul Foulger
Aug 13, 2018 Lois Roach
Aug 13, 2018 Heather Alexander
Aug 13, 2018 janna murphy
Aug 13, 2018 Suhey Rivera
Aug 13, 2018 Megan Pratt
Aug 10, 2018 Lynn Norris
Aug 10, 2018 BARBARA CONSOLO
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 9, 2018 Petra Bonne Be honest and real
Aug 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2018 Jessie Sun
Aug 8, 2018 shane smith
Aug 8, 2018 Ellen McCraney
Aug 8, 2018 Marc Cohen
Aug 8, 2018 Katherine Vandermeulen
Aug 8, 2018 Angela Kolb
Aug 8, 2018 Rochelle Rodgers
Aug 8, 2018 Diana Talbott
Aug 8, 2018 Yvonne Hebert Please take this issue seriously. Pets are family to us. We don't want them sick, or costing heavy vet bills, because a mfr wants to make a few extra dollars.
Aug 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2018 andrea holden
Aug 8, 2018 Irene LaPalme
Aug 8, 2018 Melanie Faulkner
Aug 8, 2018 Angela Deppeler
Aug 8, 2018 Veronica Garcia
Aug 8, 2018 Delana Rupp Just like humans, we need to strictly enforce and uphold food standards for animals.
Aug 8, 2018 Juid Mead I have several animals and up until recently, I have trusted my pet's food and the companies that make them. Now, with all these recalls, I'm truly thinking twice about buying pet foods at all although none of my pet foods have been recalled....yet
Aug 8, 2018 Melissa Fehr Please protect All members of our families
Aug 8, 2018 Kristen Englehart
Aug 8, 2018 Dawn Jorgensen Even if you don't like animals, let alone pets, please keep to more stringent requirements because humans can be affected! Humans who enjoy and love their pets will doubly thank you; not only will you spare them heartache, but money as well.
Aug 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2018 Barry mills
Aug 7, 2018 Barabara Merwine I have 7 dog's and 6 cat's I don't want to be afraid to feed my fur babies because of bad food put stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations in place
Aug 7, 2018 (Name not displayed) It needs to be safe for our pets.Set down rules for everyone and make sure they follow them.
Aug 7, 2018 Tracy Huggins
Aug 7, 2018 Kelly Fitzgerald

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