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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.
Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,393
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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 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)
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Nancy Picker
Jul 4, 2015 Pat Scott
Jul 4, 2015 Darlene Lara We need to make sure our pet's food is just as safe as food for humans. Our pets are our family, please put these regulation in place so that we know our pets food is safe for them to eat!
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Allison Anderson
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please keep our pets safe.
Jul 4, 2015 E Dumbleton
Jul 4, 2015 donna lee brannen
Jul 4, 2015 Marie Mello
Jul 4, 2015 Kay Roberts
Jul 4, 2015 jeffrey simms
Jul 4, 2015 Juli Shields
Jul 4, 2015 Carmen Stigen
Jul 3, 2015 Rebecca Schedler Keep our pets safe!
Jul 3, 2015 Marla Podesta
Jul 3, 2015 Carol Ghio
Jul 3, 2015 Marie Field-Carpenter
Jul 3, 2015 Gay Harrell
Jul 3, 2015 Peggy Ranson
Jul 3, 2015 Kathleen Brentlinger
Jul 3, 2015 MJ Chefalo
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 Marjorie Schwartz
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 John Robitzek Please take this issue seriously. Thankyou
Jul 3, 2015 Jackie Keith
Jul 3, 2015 FRANK KIERNAN
Jul 3, 2015 Jaime Perez Our pets depend on us to make sure we are feeding them well. Greedy manufacturers don't care what they put in pet food, just so they make a buck. Sickening.
Jul 3, 2015 Melissa McCage
Jul 3, 2015 Kimberly Agzigian
Jul 3, 2015 rick burkhart
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Roxanne Vendegna I would like the strongest manufacturing regulations made laws for pet food safety. I will support all proposals which do so. Thank you, Roxanne Vendegna
Jul 3, 2015 Jack Wenger
Jul 3, 2015 cynthia brown do this
Jul 3, 2015 Jo Anderson
Jul 3, 2015 Natalie Snyder
Jul 3, 2015 Lisa Goebel
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Pets are family. Owners want to know they are feeding healthful food to their beloved animals, who in some cases are their best friends.
Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2015 Douglas Romey The one thing in life that does good for us is our pets, so please protect them.
Jul 2, 2015 Sondra Romey

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