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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

Jul 14, 2014 Louise Coulson
Jul 13, 2014 Dana Levy
Jul 13, 2014 Robyn Sharpe
Jul 13, 2014 J.S. Simpson
Jul 13, 2014 Samantha Rodney
Jul 13, 2014 ann bryan
Jul 13, 2014 Maria Werner
Jul 13, 2014 Rey Stephens
Jul 12, 2014 crystal ogert
Jul 12, 2014 Rhea Osland I certainly want my pets' food to be as safe as my family's food. We need strict regulations.
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Carla Delucchi
Jul 11, 2014 Elena Popkova
Jul 11, 2014 Cymone Turner
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Stacey Rapp
Jul 11, 2014 Emily Clarke
Jul 11, 2014 Edward Hammond We all know food from China may not be up to our quality standards. Do not import from Chinal.
Jul 11, 2014 Maria R Furbelli
Jul 11, 2014 Lisa Haut
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Helen Tanguis
Jul 11, 2014 Traci Brower
Jul 11, 2014 Mrs. Metzler
Jul 11, 2014 Stephanie Boemers
Jul 11, 2014 Tania Llewellyn
Jul 11, 2014 Susan Dombrowski
Jul 11, 2014 Sandra Brooks
Jul 11, 2014 Gail Serra
Jul 11, 2014 Beth Laurer
Jul 11, 2014 gina marinello
Jul 11, 2014 Crystal Burrow
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2014 Alyson Michelena
Jul 10, 2014 Maria Exapichidou
Jul 10, 2014 Leesa Pace
Jul 10, 2014 MARY JANE BAYER
Jul 9, 2014 Sara Tosi
Jul 9, 2014 Diana Halsey
Jul 9, 2014 Citlali Real
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 Ashleigh Ahrens
Jul 9, 2014 Jayne Roche
Jul 8, 2014 elizabeth brien
Jul 8, 2014 James Poston
Jul 8, 2014 Claudia Difficile
Jul 8, 2014 Linda Koster This should have been done a long time ago...animals are family members, living and breathing creatures and have the right to safe food..
Jul 8, 2014 Danielle Wisehart

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