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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: 49,268
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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 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)
Oct 21, 2014 Angelina Gattina
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) We think of Dogs and cats as our children. Would you feed your infant food that you don't know what exact ingredients are?
Oct 21, 2014 Barbara Levin
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) This has actually been going on for several years that we've lost dogs to poisoned food. These our family members. We need them. Please take this part of your job very seriously. Americans don't take well to seeing their loved ones suffer
Oct 21, 2014 Terry Glenn
Oct 21, 2014 Virginia Pabst
Oct 21, 2014 John Webb this is a must
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Lori Guercio
Oct 21, 2014 susie johnson
Oct 21, 2014 Lewis Weber
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Would you feed your child poision?
Oct 21, 2014 Norann Brown I want all animals to have food that is safe to eat. No more toxic chemicals or rotten food products. Animals deserve to be fed healthy food just like we do.
Oct 21, 2014 Christina price
Oct 21, 2014 rosanne Cornett
Oct 21, 2014 Carol karnath
Oct 21, 2014 Miranda Engert
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Fawn Rainy
Oct 21, 2014 Tonda Bailey
Oct 21, 2014 regina Bailey
Oct 21, 2014 Tammy Gibson
Oct 21, 2014 cindy lindstrom We need tougher regulations and better inspections. I have already had a dog die from poison food shipped onto this country
Oct 21, 2014 kate mortimer
Oct 21, 2014 joy dugan please make our dogs food safe.
Oct 21, 2014 Elizabeth Wirtz
Oct 21, 2014 Kayla Ciccone
Oct 21, 2014 Elisabeth Buchwalter
Oct 21, 2014 Salman Ahmed This is a no brainer. I'm going to assume you do have brains?
Oct 21, 2014 tamara Pöcze
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Holly Dunnagan
Oct 21, 2014 julie seminara Contaminated dog food almost killed my dog, cost 3000 acutely and induced diabetes. It was a high quality food. That fall, that dog food, due to its contamination, hurt over 1500 dogs. Some died!!! Imagine the cost that the contamination caused.
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Deanna Boynton
Oct 21, 2014 kimberly guzman keep our pets safe they are like our children
Oct 21, 2014 Judy Lizotte I lost 2 of my precious babies a few years ago the the Iams pet food contamination. I saved one of the cans and pursued legal action against the company. A judge in New York, apparently not a pet owner, threw all legal action out. A disgrace.
Oct 21, 2014 beth Fischman
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Lindap Wood
Oct 21, 2014 Deb Smith
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Our pets deserve safe and healthy food, please help to ensure that we are able to count on the food we buy for them being healthy.

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