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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


Sep 4, 2015 LYNDSAY Won Definitely need stronger regulations for pet foods. Lives of our furry friends depend on it.
Sep 4, 2015 dawn franklin we need more controls and safety requirements to ensure the pet and owner is getting what is being paid for and is healthy and safe - manufacturers need to be held accountable!
Sep 4, 2015 jolanda Brulez
Sep 4, 2015 J Russert
Sep 4, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Sep 4, 2015 Lynn Stary
Sep 4, 2015 Duane Likens
Sep 4, 2015 Dean Tyler
Sep 4, 2015 Scarlett Rose
Sep 4, 2015 Luna Knight
Sep 4, 2015 Addyson Scott
Sep 3, 2015 bob wilson
Sep 3, 2015 Susan Crane
Sep 2, 2015 frances lightfine
Sep 2, 2015 Susan Rapillo
Sep 2, 2015 Mary Klein
Sep 2, 2015 Debra Kern
Sep 2, 2015 Hilda Watkins
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 2, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Sep 1, 2015 tamitha-marie Wallace This needs to be fixed
Sep 1, 2015 Mary Harris
Sep 1, 2015 Shawna Ramazzotti
Aug 31, 2015 Christel Platt
Aug 30, 2015 kevin mcdermott
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra THIS IS A REALLY SERIOUS PROBLEM!!! The things they put in this dry stuff is absolutely frightening!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 28, 2015 Lea Faulks
Aug 28, 2015 Leigh Nash
Aug 28, 2015 kim broderick
Aug 28, 2015 sandi nelson
Aug 27, 2015 cristiane Pimentel
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Judy Kirkman
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 Kristi Martin
Aug 26, 2015 eric hunter
Aug 26, 2015 Mandy Shermoen
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 denyse miele
Aug 25, 2015 Gabriela Klinnert
Aug 25, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann The quality of pet food in the U.S. is shamefully scandalous, please do something about it.
Aug 25, 2015 apryl whitten
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2015 David Aguilera
Aug 24, 2015 Robin Blum

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