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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 15, 2014 Jennifer Fletcher
Sep 15, 2014 Binyam Philipos
Sep 15, 2014 Linda Rockwell I should not have to worry about what I am feeding my dogs.
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please protect our puppies!! Would you fix the problem if it was happening to human children? Of course! Our dogs are our children (especially for those of us who can't have real children!)
Sep 15, 2014 Jeanette Stone
Sep 15, 2014 Valerie VanShuren
Sep 15, 2014 Ryan Kimmel
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Melissa Czajkowski
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) Our pets are important family members and deserve to be protected.
Sep 15, 2014 Virginia Liptak Please help keep out babies safe! They need healthy and safe food just like us.
Sep 15, 2014 Sadesh Parameswaran
Sep 15, 2014 hannah hall
Sep 15, 2014 Kim Fountain
Sep 15, 2014 JoAnn Holder
Sep 15, 2014 Maria Esparza
Sep 15, 2014 Zi Evangelista
Sep 15, 2014 Jiraporn Chuangbunyat Pets are my family.
Sep 15, 2014 Michele Rocha
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 jeff kern Hey Margaret hamburg time to step up to the plate and do what is right to ensure that all pet food is safe for our pets. so stop just collecting a pay check and not caring about our pets and there food. you should be ashamed of yourself. Get to work now!!
Sep 14, 2014 shandi wicks
Sep 14, 2014 Jane Nichols
Sep 14, 2014 Rebecca Bacon-Thieme
Sep 14, 2014 Lala Salaya
Sep 14, 2014 Megan Lacey
Sep 14, 2014 Christine Chudzicki
Sep 14, 2014 Vickie M
Sep 14, 2014 Tatiana Hatzimarkos
Sep 14, 2014 Sandy Decostro
Sep 14, 2014 Liz Dellarocca
Sep 14, 2014 Sandra Del Signore
Sep 14, 2014 Nancy Robertson
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 Briget McCormick
Sep 14, 2014 Lori Gebhart F D A please enact stronger pet food safety standards. I love my pets and never want them to become ill or God forbid die from eating bad food. Please it is way past time to have higher standards for pet food safety. Act immediately! Thank you.
Sep 14, 2014 Amy Pierfederici
Sep 14, 2014 paula weems
Sep 14, 2014 Katelynne Bowron
Sep 14, 2014 Randy Lyle
Sep 14, 2014 Sheila Jackson
Sep 14, 2014 Carol Colton It is a shame that dog food has been contaminated. Dogs are like angels to most of their owners! Please make stronger laws and better inspections so we can keep our babies safe!
Sep 14, 2014 virginia buck-kelly My dog died because of the dog food she ate,
Sep 14, 2014 beckey harris
Sep 14, 2014 Vicky Cunningham
Sep 14, 2014 Laura Rueter
Sep 14, 2014 Beverly Roberts
Sep 14, 2014 Jean Rhodes-Werneke
Sep 14, 2014 Jamie Southall

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