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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


Jul 6, 2015 David Adcock Would you serve your KIDS unhealthy food? I seriously doubt it !!
Jul 6, 2015 Michael Creason I love my pets as much a any family member. Please help me to keep them safe!
Jul 6, 2015 Edie Neil As this issue is targeted, you will find, most pet owners are requesting that stricter laws are enacted for the health and welfare of our beloved pets. These pets are as close to us as family and we want the same laws for them as ourselves.
Jul 6, 2015 Lee Tortorici
Jul 6, 2015 Kimberly Smith
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) What happened to Compassion, ,respect toward these animals that give human beings pleasure and Love. Greed kills, in more way than one.
Jul 6, 2015 Debra Bontrager It’s past time for the FDA to help ensure that the food we feed our pets is safe!
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2015 Elfriede Moore
Jul 6, 2015 Kathryn Azo
Jul 6, 2015 Barbara Johnson Please continue your good work, as evidenced by this proposal.
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) Act now to enforce strict guidelines on pet food companies to provide only premium ingredients in their pet foods. We are fed up with lax companies, who are just money hungry and put harmful ingredients in pet food. Act now.
Jul 6, 2015 Michelle LaRoche
Jul 6, 2015 Sue Gelbach
Jul 6, 2015 Joyce Papp
Jul 6, 2015 Trina Harding
Jul 6, 2015 mary pasanen
Jul 6, 2015 Annette Thornton Protect our precious pets!
Jul 6, 2015 Diane Davies
Jul 6, 2015 Gaye Georges
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Tracey Lawrance The are family and as such deserve the health and well being that you would give your family.
Jul 5, 2015 maria Trotta
Jul 5, 2015 Anne Davis To all the CEO's etc of pet food companies.: How would YOU feel if it was your pet who was poisoned by foreign manufacturers using bad ingredients?
Jul 5, 2015 Bill Longsworth
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Linda Lemmel
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) One of my kitties got sick from too much carbohydrates in the cat food. He got diabetes and had to be put to sleep. Now I am more aware of pet foods and am appalled by the poor quality and lack of nutrition in the pet foods on the market today. HELP!
Jul 5, 2015 Lucille Lietzau
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Christina Bailey
Jul 5, 2015 Bette Gae Dart
Jul 5, 2015 Shawncey Webb Pets are important family members and should have safe and healthy food available.
Jul 5, 2015 Rui Silva
Jul 5, 2015 Julie Yarbrough
Jul 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Hannah Keogh
Jul 5, 2015 Randy Stenersen Once Obama signs the Trans-Pacific Partnership (NAFTA on steroids & thus approved by Republicans) even more American jobs will be shipped overseas. We'll all wind up eating dog and cat food so let's try to make sure it's not contaminated!
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) FDA IS GOVERNMENT CAN'T TRUST IT BECAUSE THE RICH RUN THE GOVERNMENT THEY PUT MEDS OUT THAT KILL PEOPLE THEY SURE DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR PETS
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Maryse Laffitte-Brandt
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Krys Ashley
Jul 4, 2015 Renita Stough
Jul 4, 2015 joe h.
Jul 4, 2015 Howard Weissman
Jul 4, 2015 Helen Tindol
Jul 4, 2015 Jacqueline Jenkins
Jul 4, 2015 Holly Lebed
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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