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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

Sep 23, 2014 Annie Smit
Sep 23, 2014 jovita prinz
Sep 22, 2014 Debby Kilbourne This is long overdue. Pets are our family members.
Sep 22, 2014 Michelle Fowler
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please pass a bill with strict regulations on dog food.
Sep 22, 2014 brenda salyers
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Sandy Barabash
Sep 22, 2014 Danielle Walker Our pets are our family. Treat them as you would humans!
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) This should be a no brainer, but obviously many don't have a brain!!! Do your job FDA!!
Sep 22, 2014 Jalaina BORILL
Sep 22, 2014 bella labastida I do alot of research and cook for my pups and add supplements and vitamins. Only found Acana out of Canada. Expensive but good foid. No hormone protein, organic fruits , veggies
Sep 22, 2014 Amanda Bastian
Sep 22, 2014 Jim Peery Our pets need protection from unsafe, and low quality ingredients in their food too!!
Sep 22, 2014 Carmen Van Buskirk We need to make sure our pets food and treats are safe for them to eat.
Sep 22, 2014 Lynn Aleksich
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's about time ..pet food,treats and toys should be regulated
Sep 22, 2014 Lisa Semeraro-Castro
Sep 22, 2014 Linda Crallie
Sep 22, 2014 Janet Merriman
Sep 22, 2014 Lydia Giannini
Sep 22, 2014 Cindy Agudelo
Sep 22, 2014 Roze Baker I am tired of our pets becoming ill because of the crap that is put in there food STOP THIS NOW
Sep 22, 2014 Julie Smidt
Sep 22, 2014 Leslie Christian
Sep 22, 2014 Sherry Troutwine
Sep 22, 2014 jenefer nielson
Sep 22, 2014 Cynthia Foley
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) I don't have pets, I have family members. What they eat is as important to me as what I eat.
Sep 22, 2014 George Warren
Sep 22, 2014 Louise Abbott
Sep 22, 2014 Hana Stewart
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 22, 2014 Robert Mann
Sep 22, 2014 Susan Welch
Sep 22, 2014 arlene mendoza
Sep 22, 2014 Patricia Rowell
Sep 22, 2014 Adrienne Bronnenberg
Sep 22, 2014 Peggy Wildsmith
Sep 22, 2014 Vicky Murdach
Sep 22, 2014 carol chiu
Sep 22, 2014 Vicki Clapp Please nake sure our pet food is safe for them.
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Alan Roberts
Sep 22, 2014 Jessica Attaway
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 pauline Bonello This is disgusting how can this keep happening tighter measures need to be set in place to make sure our pets are safe and not being poisoned.
Sep 22, 2014 Cynthia Ferrara

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