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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


Aug 1, 2015 Roseanne Yerges
Aug 1, 2015 carl hayes
Aug 1, 2015 Laurie Obrien
Aug 1, 2015 Nancy Garner
Aug 1, 2015 Dixie Brady
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Tricia Flodquist Animals have just as much right to live as humans do, IMO.
Jul 31, 2015 EVIE VARNELL
Jul 31, 2015 Antoinette Piechowski
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Marco Escalante
Jul 31, 2015 Lisa Hanley
Jul 31, 2015 Michelle Taylor
Jul 31, 2015 Nina Zambeck-Butera
Jul 31, 2015 Beverly Moore
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Nancy Parnell
Jul 31, 2015 Doreen Bartos
Jul 31, 2015 Gina Stefanske We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves!
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh We must be the voices for the animals!
Jul 31, 2015 Alexis Brotzman
Jul 31, 2015 Darlene Bullock
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Kathleen Thomas
Jul 31, 2015 Jacquelyne Cassada The food we give our pets should be as healthy as the food we give ourselves -- or ought to give ourselves!
Jul 31, 2015 Lorraine Bradley
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 P. L. Kalbac If a beloved pet died because of food/treats that "I" bought, I'd be inconsolable. The very least we can ask is that these foods are safe.
Jul 31, 2015 Sybil Graham I believe this is a form of terrorism. I have thrown out many bags of dog foods because of recalls and it is expensive. Their food should be inspected and regulated by the FDA. Just look at how many dogs serve this country in so many ways.
Jul 31, 2015 Renee Tabak
Jul 31, 2015 Kacee Pals
Jul 31, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 31, 2015 Mike Smart
Jul 31, 2015 Cindy Cheetham Please change the legal status of "vulnerable" to prevent trophy hunters from targeting animals with precarious situations. Please consider addressing this urgent matter before you step down in 2014.
Jul 31, 2015 Teresa Sullivan
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Take the many toxins out of pet food & treats!!!
Jul 31, 2015 John Cuiksa Please protect our furry family members
Jul 31, 2015 Rita Ballou Please enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Anitra Hampton These are our family members too...please protect them.
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Lynda Smart Pets cannot pick out their own food. They rely on us to provide them with safe, nutritious food. Please help us to do so.
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) This should be a non-issue. Just do it!
Jul 31, 2015 doris s hodgdon
Jul 30, 2015 Elizete de Oliveira DON'T FORGET,ONLY GREAT PEOPLE HAVE GREAT ACTIONS! BE CAREFUL
Jul 30, 2015 Susan Harvey
Jul 30, 2015 B B
Jul 30, 2015 Wendy Rosett There is NO reason pet food should not be as safe as human food. None. I feed my pets only food that is labelled as such. Also, I buy only food that is labelled as being produced in the United Sates. Not PACKAGED or PRODUCED FOR, MADE IN THE USA. .

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