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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


Jan 28, 2015 Sally Segobia
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 Dana Allen I have been horrified to hear about the large number of animals that were sickened or died from eating tainted pet food. The owners purchased the food in good faith with the idea of caring for their beloved pet only to watch it/them fall ill and many die
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Lochner
Jan 28, 2015 Kathleen Ritchie
Jan 28, 2015 roberta godin wood
Jan 28, 2015 Susan Bubbers
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Jan 28, 2015 Suzie Stoltz
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 floyd powell
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 cynmae hester
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 27, 2015 Rebecca Stephenson Canada and Europe have higher standards than we do and I only feed my animals food that passes their standards. It's time to get serious about this issue
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Thomas My daughter found green push pin in bottom of Purina puppy chow after emptying the bag into puppy bowl and after puppy finished eatin . Fears dog may have ingested another objec .
Jan 26, 2015 CARMEN FEITO
Jan 26, 2015 Ann Letourneau
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 Tempest Miller
Jan 25, 2015 Lenise Mitchell
Jan 24, 2015 verena wazlawik
Jan 24, 2015 Kristi Dublin
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Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Nyisha Turner Make sure their food is safe to eat. Support their health and be their voice
Jan 23, 2015 Iris Sinai
Jan 23, 2015 Veronica Musick
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 patricia sutter My daughter's cat almost died due to the pet food that was made in China a few years back!! I see you're a Dr ? Have compassion for pets as you would for your children Dr Hamburg !
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Jan 21, 2015 fabiano garcia
Jan 21, 2015 Michelle Piontek
Jan 21, 2015 NICOLE DOWDY
Jan 21, 2015 Brian Rader
Jan 20, 2015 Jewell Satterfield Our blessed little fur babies should not be hurt or killed due to some people's lack of effort to provide good clean /nutritional food. Anything less than doing that is heinous.
Jan 20, 2015 cristina soiza reilly
Jan 20, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Jan 20, 2015 layne wallace
Jan 20, 2015 Silvina Ares
Jan 20, 2015 Virginia Bradford
Jan 20, 2015 Marisa Daly
Jan 20, 2015 Stacey Howard
Jan 20, 2015 Heather Charley
Jan 20, 2015 Lucy Winger
Jan 20, 2015 Nicole Sapalovski
Jan 20, 2015 Magali Frederic
Jan 20, 2015 Pamela Lynch

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