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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: 48,696
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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


Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Tammy Vaughan
Sep 18, 2014 Debra Bowles
Sep 18, 2014 Ruth Manzo
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Sep 17, 2014 janice hanninen
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Ellen Maull
Sep 17, 2014 Tommie Black
Sep 17, 2014 Paula Banas
Sep 17, 2014 Arnaud Henseval
Sep 17, 2014 Janie Carabello
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 ROCIO GONZALEZ
Sep 17, 2014 Tara Prashad
Sep 17, 2014 Noemi Tello-Botdorf
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
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Sep 17, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 16, 2014 barb wicks
Sep 16, 2014 R Lefevre
Sep 16, 2014 Alice Schewene
Sep 16, 2014 Hélène Szczépaniak
Sep 16, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 16, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Sep 16, 2014 Mrs. Patricia A. Zeleznak
Sep 16, 2014 Aprille Akins
Sep 16, 2014 Janet Ries
Sep 16, 2014 Carmen Junco
Sep 16, 2014 Jennifer Courtney
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

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