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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


May 24, 2015 Nancy Meehan
May 24, 2015 Victoria Folker
May 24, 2015 Janet Hargett
May 24, 2015 Thomas Talbot
May 24, 2015 Kymberly Ceres I refuse to buy any pet food without 100% US ingredients. We need this regulation. Please.
May 24, 2015 Debbie Chewning
May 24, 2015 Donna Dayner
May 24, 2015 carole olson
May 24, 2015 Charles Kirkpatrick Please make stronger pet food regulations. Animals have shouldn't die from eating pet food. The main letter just briefly touches some of the issues I've read about concerning poor safety standards involved in the pet food industry. Thank you
May 24, 2015 Donna Rail
May 24, 2015 Sharon Herman Please enact tougher safety requirements for pets. Anyone who has a pet knows that a pet is part of the family. They deserve to eat safe food, just like humans. Too many pets have died due to contaminated food.
May 24, 2015 Laura Dekker
May 24, 2015 Beverly Irvin
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please protect the health and lives of our pets.
May 24, 2015 Candy Peterson Thank you for proposing this long overdue safety regulation pet foods. Please do whatever it takes to ensure it becomes a law!! Companies neglecting basic safety standards should be prosecuted; this is a serious issue and should be treated as such!
May 24, 2015 Patricia Green
May 24, 2015 Kathryn Feedar
May 24, 2015 Sandra Yantos
May 23, 2015 Patricia Doherty
May 23, 2015 Jess Francis
May 23, 2015 Karin Cohen
May 23, 2015 Kathy Ramos If I keep my pets well taken cared off, with vet visits and such, I expect their food to be safe too. They deserve safety just as much as the next living thing, and if they get sick or die, it also repercutes with the people that surround them.
May 23, 2015 Sherryl Cole
May 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help our pets.
May 23, 2015 k a traphagen I want to see the country of origin of the ingredients in my pets' food as well as my own. After all, I know where my clothes are made.....
May 23, 2015 George Roetsch
May 23, 2015 Emily Black
May 23, 2015 TAMARA BRAGG
May 22, 2015 Kayla Morris
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming
May 22, 2015 Terrah Sellers My pets are my children, and though it can't be proven, we are suspicious that our beloved cat passed away due to contaminated food (poor processing practices). Please don't let this continue to happen to our family members!
May 22, 2015 Jean du Ross
May 22, 2015 PATRICIA HINTON
May 22, 2015 pamela miller
May 22, 2015 Pamela Gray The lack of policies ensuring our pets are eating top quality food and the fact that humans are handling the less than top quality food is unconscionable. Please don't let this be another issue that gets "lost"; it is far too important for that!
May 22, 2015 Mary Duquette
May 22, 2015 Patricia Chambers Please protect our fur babies.
May 22, 2015 Anna Golebieski
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Lee Oakes This is a huge concern for pet parents.
May 22, 2015 Stephen Kern
May 22, 2015 Cindy Marshall
May 22, 2015 Renee Bailey
May 22, 2015 Rhonda Breland-Gil
May 22, 2015 Ruth Johnson Please take a proactive stance FDA to regulate pet food ingredients to NOT contain anything that will HARM or KILL OUR PETS. Please!
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Janis Newell
May 22, 2015 Maria Simao
May 22, 2015 Robin Walker
May 22, 2015 Mette Frydenberg

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