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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


Mar 4, 2015 Eileen Webb
Mar 4, 2015 Frances Silva
Mar 4, 2015 valerie townsend
Mar 4, 2015 Marie Havey-Wentworth
Mar 4, 2015 Ruby Mejia
Mar 4, 2015 Patricia VandenBerg
Mar 4, 2015 francesca giampino
Mar 4, 2015 Pam Martin
Mar 4, 2015 Doris Queripal
Mar 4, 2015 George Benjamin
Mar 4, 2015 fAYE MCKEE
Mar 4, 2015 Alicia Guevara
Mar 4, 2015 Diane Ededr
Mar 4, 2015 Meredith Hanson
Mar 4, 2015 Leanne Lane
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Denise Huffman
Mar 4, 2015 lynne mardlin
Mar 4, 2015 Lynn Renard Our animals are our families. They deserve their food to be monitored for safety.
Mar 4, 2015 Maria Cox Especially foods and treats coming in from China need to be regulated better. But honestly I don't buy any foods if the label reads product of China and I know many people doing the same!
Mar 4, 2015 LouAnna Horner
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please protect our pets' food now!!
Mar 4, 2015 Sandy Bain
Mar 4, 2015 Joanne Temperton I'm scared to feed my pets any pet food anymore, as more and more gets recalled and is poisoning out little family members. Seeing I am feeding them, that makes me guilty too.
Mar 4, 2015 nita brooke keep our pets safe
Mar 4, 2015 P. Wiberley
Mar 4, 2015 Patty J Please do this immediately.
Mar 4, 2015 Theresa OKeefe
Mar 4, 2015 D Taylor My animals are a part of my family. Please protect their lives by enacting the safety regulations for their food. Thank you.
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Thank you, on behalf of our six furry kids.
Mar 4, 2015 carmen sivret i have 3 dogs no kids they are my kids I would like them to live long and heathy lives
Mar 4, 2015 Darlene Forker
Mar 4, 2015 Gene Seiler
Mar 4, 2015 Jo Holt
Mar 4, 2015 Martin Latham
Mar 4, 2015 Nella Pienaar
Mar 4, 2015 theresa jones
Mar 4, 2015 Kim Bradshaw
Mar 4, 2015 Kim Brownell No brainer. Of course I support this proposal. Animals are my life and their lives are my responsibility. Start with all animal food must be manufactured in the USA no where else, as we have no say in foreign products.
Mar 4, 2015 Meredith Mayo
Mar 4, 2015 Pam Brown
Mar 3, 2015 Cheryl Tomlin
Mar 3, 2015 Harold/Annette Highland It is about time!!!!
Mar 3, 2015 Susan Hurley
Mar 3, 2015 sharon gallup isn't it time we started thinking about a life instead of the all mighty dollar. i am starting to think it is better to feed our pets human food instead of relieing on animal food companys.
Mar 3, 2015 bernadette johnston
Mar 3, 2015 Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia
Mar 3, 2015 Sue Pacanowski Many people, like me, consider their pets part of their family. Protecting their food is just as important as protecting human food!
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) I lost a little dog due to the contamination in 2007. I don't want it to happen again. These days, I am greatly concerned about chicken jerky, so I started making my own.

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