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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 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
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 blandine bonnaud
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Jeannette Ernst
Jul 8, 2014 Sophie Tramel
Jul 8, 2014 Joan Delusso
Jul 8, 2014 Susan Obrien
Jul 8, 2014 Sheila Phillips
Jul 7, 2014 Tom Bollin
Jul 7, 2014 Maria George
Jul 7, 2014 karla acosta
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 mary cellini
Jul 7, 2014 Susette Stough
Jul 7, 2014 Nicole Santiago-Passi
Jul 7, 2014 Fawn Caldwell
Jul 7, 2014 Joan Christensen Most people, like myself, consider our pets to be part of our families. I totally support your proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing regulations.
Jul 7, 2014 S. McDonald
Jul 7, 2014 Doreen Harris
Jul 7, 2014 J. Edwards Too many of our pets have become violently sick or died from pet food made in China!!!!
Jul 7, 2014 Melissa McGuire
Jul 7, 2014 Kelli Lysz
Jul 7, 2014 Mary Powell
Jul 7, 2014 linda russo
Jul 6, 2014 JoAnne Richter
Jul 6, 2014 Theresia Tejakusuma
Jul 6, 2014 Cindi Keane
Jul 6, 2014 annarosa pollazzon
Jul 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2014 Patricia Suárez
Jul 6, 2014 Brinezza Gutierrez
Jul 6, 2014 Christina Ellis Please enact pet food safety regulations.
Jul 5, 2014 emma rugari
Jul 5, 2014 Sara Waller
Jul 5, 2014 Joy Gutzman
Jul 5, 2014 Eldon Callen PetsMart and PetsCo are taking or have taken all the Chinese stuff out of there stores. We should back them up

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