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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.


Petition Signatures

Oct 7, 2015 Melinda Nunnelley
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2015 Elizabeth Robinson We need to be more aware of what is in our food we pass to our fur family. I did not rescue my dogs from abuse to feed them something that may kill them as the manufacturers are not regulated enough
Oct 7, 2015 Lee pohl
Oct 6, 2015 Lisa Mitchell
Oct 6, 2015 Tania Malven
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Judy Moran
Oct 6, 2015 T. Fitzgerald
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 Stacey Frankenfield
Oct 5, 2015 Lori Clayton
Oct 5, 2015 melody O'Connor
Oct 4, 2015 Jodi Macina U.S. politicians, there are too many areas in this country that have gone unaddressed. No excuses for the continuing abuses & neglect, this being one. All of you need to stop the rhetoric & get proper protective measures in place NOW!
Oct 4, 2015 Mike Rey
Oct 4, 2015 Jackie Godbout
Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2015 Rebecca Rodriguez
Oct 2, 2015 larry poppola
Oct 2, 2015 caroline lim
Oct 2, 2015 Barbara Singer
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Valerie Philebaum-Smith
Oct 2, 2015 Carol Lobel
Oct 2, 2015 Amanda Davis
Oct 2, 2015 Jade Hannerz
Oct 2, 2015 Dianna Cristello I care
Oct 2, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Oct 2, 2015 molly sherman
Oct 2, 2015 Chris DuPont Every day there is a recall. Every day you hear of someones beloved pet dying from their food! It's despicable the regulations are so slack.
Oct 2, 2015 Barton Grimm
Oct 1, 2015 Dana Wishengrad
Oct 1, 2015 Leann Rocco
Oct 1, 2015 Nancy Shannon
Sep 30, 2015 jennifer garcia Make regulations on pet food more stringent. We are what we eat!
Sep 30, 2015 Kim O'Connell
Sep 30, 2015 Victoria Levine
Sep 29, 2015 Christine Kasten
Sep 28, 2015 martina lala
Sep 28, 2015 Jennifer Gorman
Sep 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2015 Germana Pimentel
Sep 27, 2015 Kimberly Cramer
Sep 27, 2015 Bryan Edgar
Sep 27, 2015 Sarah Johnson
Sep 27, 2015 Michelle Dudman
Sep 27, 2015 Courtney Lese
Sep 27, 2015 Becky Isaac
Sep 26, 2015 Linda Holtz

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