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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


Aug 29, 2014 marika goldmann Why is this happening again!!!!!
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) My dog won't eat most dog food . I've been making it for him. When I hear of all the recalls, I'm glad he is so picky.
Aug 29, 2014 Leigh Harville This is ridiculous! No excuse for the amount of recalls because the government once again isn't doing their job
Aug 29, 2014 Debra Charette
Aug 29, 2014 Christin Anderson
Aug 29, 2014 Eric Lanterman
Aug 29, 2014 Korey Hernandez
Aug 29, 2014 Nazli Seewer
Aug 29, 2014 Molly Rogers
Aug 29, 2014 Anita pittman
Aug 29, 2014 kim deal
Aug 29, 2014 Norma Ward
Aug 29, 2014 Jan Pryor Do our best friends have any rights? I hope we ourselves have some rights to help keep them safe. They deserve it and there should be no tolerance for companies who would shortchange and even possibly kill them.
Aug 29, 2014 Martha Stout
Aug 29, 2014 Kelley Turan
Aug 29, 2014 Helen Jackson
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Don't water down the bill for protecting out pets. They are our family members and give so much to us.
Aug 29, 2014 Tonia Johnston
Aug 29, 2014 Kelley Powell
Aug 29, 2014 Amy Haley
Aug 29, 2014 Denise Mel
Aug 29, 2014 tim mayben i am hoping that you will do what is right for all living anaimls
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Christina Telego
Aug 29, 2014 Hanna Studzinska
Aug 29, 2014 Sydney Brown It is disgraceful how poor the pet food is in the US. It is not fair to the consumers.... Or their pets.
Aug 29, 2014 Judy Jenkins
Aug 29, 2014 Jessica Auger My pets are part of my family please do something to protect them!
Aug 29, 2014 Mark Lazeration
Aug 29, 2014 Phyllis Ackerman
Aug 29, 2014 Maria Miraval
Aug 29, 2014 Barb Nimsky
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Leslie Flibotte
Aug 29, 2014 Gloria Newell
Aug 29, 2014 Cuhbela Tyler
Aug 29, 2014 ron mullins
Aug 29, 2014 Courtney Coulon
Aug 29, 2014 Vicki Alexander
Aug 29, 2014 Shirley Conn This is an outrageous number of recalls
Aug 29, 2014 Robin Hart THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Tracie Dulin
Aug 29, 2014 Annette amarose
Aug 29, 2014 Lisa Ohmann Our pets are like our babies! Please use more care and quality control when making their food! We put our trust in your company. This should never be a concern for Pet parents. Thank You!
Aug 29, 2014 cindy williams
Aug 29, 2014 amanda dunbar
Aug 29, 2014 Julie Norris
Aug 29, 2014 Debbie Cifuentes

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