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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 26, 2015 Carole Walters
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2015 Sandra Folks Please do control pet food and treats. Almost lost a beloved pet at 6 months old due to giving her chicken jerky treats. Now they eat what I do. Now she is 12 years old.
May 26, 2015 Rita Glentzer Please make stricter laws to help protect our pets.
May 26, 2015 Dana Kánská
May 25, 2015 Patricia Lewis
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) The danger to all of us, not just our pets, is real. Salmonella can easily spread from a pet's dish to humans. It is long past time to take action on this deadly and growing health threat.
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help us keep our pets healthy and happy about what we feed them!
May 25, 2015 Lisa Farnan
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Kathleen Ray
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Money, money, money. Sad. Sad. Sad. Bad food is the cause of cancers in both pets and people.
May 25, 2015 Kimberly Young
May 25, 2015 Shirley Sherrill
May 25, 2015 cheryl blankenship
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Humans spend an incredible amount of money on their pets because those "pets" are part of their family unit. In many cases those "pets" are the only family some humans have.
May 25, 2015 Erika Kenny
May 25, 2015 Kent McCaslin
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Kathy Kain
May 25, 2015 Beth O'Connor
May 25, 2015 Marsha Tenret
May 25, 2015 sharon mack
May 25, 2015 mary army
May 25, 2015 Jill Jensen
May 25, 2015 Andrea Tuckett
May 25, 2015 Gary Wrasse Please stay strong for our beloved pets that have no voice but the Humans that love and cherish them.
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please start paying attention to imported foods for all of Gods children.
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

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