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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: 46,375
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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.


Petition Signatures

Sep 2, 2014 Bernadett Ballok
Sep 2, 2014 Carol Taylor
Sep 2, 2014 stacy kern
Sep 2, 2014 Dawn Fletcher
Sep 2, 2014 Abby Wilson
Sep 2, 2014 Victoria Cabezas
Sep 2, 2014 jayne allard
Sep 2, 2014 Veronica Edens Pet food manufacturers need to be held to better standards! SAve our pets!!
Sep 2, 2014 Lian Chavez
Sep 2, 2014 Lynn Maynard
Sep 2, 2014 jackie Corbally
Sep 2, 2014 Sharon Zidek
Sep 2, 2014 kathleen flynn
Sep 2, 2014 susan Salvatori
Sep 2, 2014 Pilar Olsen
Sep 2, 2014 Rose Merasty
Sep 2, 2014 Shelia Ventimiglia
Sep 2, 2014 Tracy White
Sep 2, 2014 Jackie Wood Get it sorted NOW this is a very important issue!!!!!
Sep 2, 2014 Ben Stuart Keep Up The Good Work, Pip Pip!
Sep 2, 2014 Angela Gavilanes
Sep 2, 2014 Laura Jones
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Margaret Seder My petsister are my children. Please give them the same high quality food requirements that are necessary for people. They can not speak for themselves, so we must speak for them.
Sep 2, 2014 june weeks Please make dog food healthier for pets. They are very important to many humans and deserve to b taken care of
Sep 2, 2014 Susan Taylor
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Nancy Jaramillo
Sep 2, 2014 Emma mestre
Sep 1, 2014 Jennifer Laverick There needs to be more regulations put in place for animal food.
Sep 1, 2014 Catherine Hudson
Sep 1, 2014 Cynthia McCarter
Sep 1, 2014 Kristin Carpenter I had no idea about the horrors of big name dog food until I rescuedy Dog and started doing research. I was shocked at how unregulated the industry is. I try to do my best to spread the word but there must be tougher regulations!
Sep 1, 2014 Jane Gruber
Sep 1, 2014 Matthew Conti
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) All pet food should be safe, but it isn't...that needs putting right!
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Stephanie Gagnon
Sep 1, 2014 Mark Ingham
Sep 1, 2014 Jan Dodge
Sep 1, 2014 pamela kindred
Sep 1, 2014 Raelene Thomas
Sep 1, 2014 jewell heck Please make stricter laws for the making of pet food.We lose too many precious animals from contaminated food.
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) ASAP!!
Sep 1, 2014 Carla Ryan
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Lindsey Scharn
Sep 1, 2014 An Bohman
Sep 1, 2014 denise flores
Sep 1, 2014 Skyler Stroud

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