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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: 48,737
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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


Sep 22, 2014 Susan Welch
Sep 22, 2014 arlene mendoza
Sep 22, 2014 Patricia Rowell
Sep 22, 2014 Adrienne Bronnenberg
Sep 22, 2014 Peggy Wildsmith
Sep 22, 2014 Vicky Murdach
Sep 22, 2014 carol chiu
Sep 22, 2014 Vicki Clapp Please nake sure our pet food is safe for them.
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Alan Roberts
Sep 22, 2014 Jessica Attaway
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 pauline Bonello This is disgusting how can this keep happening tighter measures need to be set in place to make sure our pets are safe and not being poisoned.
Sep 22, 2014 Cynthia Ferrara
Sep 22, 2014 Zam Sanchez
Sep 22, 2014 karen Stewart Smarten up people orore people will stop buying commercial pet food and make their own
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 itzel meza
Sep 22, 2014 Loli Diaz
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) We demand good dog food!
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Work in a veterinary office and see this problem a lot
Sep 22, 2014 Michelle Malchow
Sep 22, 2014 Jamie Purvis
Sep 22, 2014 Sharon Bates My pets are members of my family. They are loved, charished and we pay good money for the best food we can provide. We need you, the FDA, to provide the best Pet Food safety regulations so we can make our best, informed food choices for our pets.
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Mary Dove
Sep 22, 2014 Erica Salinas
Sep 22, 2014 Gina Vigorito
Sep 21, 2014 Dawn Taylor
Sep 21, 2014 ANA OBRIST
Sep 21, 2014 Alice Winston Enact stronger medication regulations too
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Help !
Sep 20, 2014 Tomasz Mroziński
Sep 20, 2014 Dorothy Chandler
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Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 Belgica Bailey
Sep 19, 2014 karen watton
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Tammy Vaughan
Sep 18, 2014 Debra Bowles
Sep 18, 2014 Ruth Manzo
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Sep 17, 2014 janice hanninen
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.

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