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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


May 27, 2015 Veronika Mishanova
May 27, 2015 Undine Nestler
May 27, 2015 Sharon Hoot
May 27, 2015 Carolyn Labus Our dogs r our family. Please make the food we give them safe!
May 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) As a responsible pet owner, I want to do what's best for my fur family member. I no longer trust commercial pet food and have resorted to preparing my own. Take note commercial pet food more people will be doing the same!
May 27, 2015 Anita Lytle
May 27, 2015 Cheryl Clark I'd like to quote T. Scott on 05-27-15. "If humans can't eat it our animals shouldn't either!" For most of us these animals are apart of our family! Also, how many children crawl over to the pets food bowl and take a taste?
May 27, 2015 Donna Gerard
May 27, 2015 T. Scott For the safety of our animals and the humans that care for them, please put into place guidelines that require standards for pet food to met the same levels of quality as human foods. If humans can't eat it our animals shouldn't either,
May 27, 2015 Susanna Sikorski
May 27, 2015 L Dufresne NOW! Lives depend on it.
May 27, 2015 Karine Verhoeven
May 27, 2015 M Hammerbacker Including things like animal byproducts and other toxic preservatives are bad also. Please stay the way you are towards enacting stronger pet food manufacturing safety regs.
May 27, 2015 Joan Hutcheson
May 26, 2015 sherry ostovitz
May 26, 2015 Susan Johnson
May 26, 2015 Kelly Brewer
May 26, 2015 Lynn Purdy
May 26, 2015 malina glass-elko This should have been in effect for decades now I hate having to worry about what I am feeding my pets as I treat them like my human children I want them to always be safe and not have to wonder what the Hell is in their food or treats
May 26, 2015 Martin Nilson I would hope the FDA would do a BETTER job of protecting our pets than they do with people.
May 26, 2015 Mary Pettie I wholeheartedly support the proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations!
May 26, 2015 Roberta Miller I want to feel safe when I feed my animals and know that they are getting food that will be good for them not hurt them.
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 Meena Theyagamurti
May 26, 2015 Jan Newton Please remember, these pets are family members & we would faithfully regulate human food, so why not pet food?
May 26, 2015 Vicki Button
May 26, 2015 Brian Reagan Yeah! It's the right thing to do! Let's publish the names of any people working toward diluting this effort and dismissing health for profit.
May 26, 2015 Carole Walters
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 Sandra Folks Please do control pet food and treats. Almost lost a beloved pet at 6 months old due to giving her chicken jerky treats. Now they eat what I do. Now she is 12 years old.
May 26, 2015 Rita Glentzer Please make stricter laws to help protect our pets.
May 26, 2015 Dana Kánská
May 25, 2015 Patricia Lewis
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) The danger to all of us, not just our pets, is real. Salmonella can easily spread from a pet's dish to humans. It is long past time to take action on this deadly and growing health threat.
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help us keep our pets healthy and happy about what we feed them!
May 25, 2015 Lisa Farnan
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Kathleen Ray
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Money, money, money. Sad. Sad. Sad. Bad food is the cause of cancers in both pets and people.
May 25, 2015 Kimberly Young
May 25, 2015 Shirley Sherrill
May 25, 2015 cheryl blankenship
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Humans spend an incredible amount of money on their pets because those "pets" are part of their family unit. In many cases those "pets" are the only family some humans have.
May 25, 2015 Erika Kenny
May 25, 2015 Kent McCaslin
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Kathy Kain

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