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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


Jul 29, 2014 Gena Anderson
Jul 29, 2014 vandy lucia
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Pamela Presti
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Angie Ostrowski
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 stacy mcgrady
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 Teresa Hoddy I do NOT want contaminated food given to my pet. If it is not safe for a human it is not safe for our pets.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Maggie Hord
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 Pat Gray Why should my animal not have the same safety guidelines for it's food that are supposed to be on the food I eat? For pet parents, our animals are our children.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) I lost my beloved rottweiler due to contaminated food. All pet foods should be fda approved.
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 Barbara Barringer
Jul 26, 2014 Amanda Mikalson
Jul 26, 2014 luis silveira
Jul 26, 2014 Fiona Melvin
Jul 26, 2014 Renay James
Jul 25, 2014 Peter Burnham
Jul 25, 2014 Leslie Asher
Jul 25, 2014 Linda Ramirez
Jul 25, 2014 Kim Simone
Jul 25, 2014 kris gata
Jul 25, 2014 Jacqueline Okuhara
Jul 25, 2014 kaitlin Kennedy
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Michele Yakubik Why is it ok for animals to die because of bad food? In this day and age....this should not be happening!!
Jul 25, 2014 christine haniotis
Jul 25, 2014 Audrey Bujold
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Lisa Rose
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl Kenney
Jul 24, 2014 Kate Bradly
Jul 24, 2014 Lynn Wells
Jul 24, 2014 Holly Martinell
Jul 24, 2014 Linda Perrigoue
Jul 24, 2014 carissa manzo
Jul 24, 2014 jean yves lefevre
Jul 24, 2014 SUZANNE Powell Dog food keeps killing our "kids". Please check to make sure this stops happening.
Jul 24, 2014 Sheryl Ferguson
Jul 24, 2014 Sharon Hahn Pets are part of a family. They deserve the same control over their food as humans do. Imports from around the globe to use in pet food has to stop because we don't know what goes on with those items before being made into pet food.
Jul 23, 2014 Sonja Elídóttir
Jul 23, 2014 Kristina Aguilera

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