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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: 45,617
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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 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
Jul 23, 2014 Gina Toth
Jul 23, 2014 Yvette Mera
Jul 23, 2014 Nancy' Hudson
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Wanda Perez
Jul 22, 2014 Randall Phillips
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Angie Moore Those of us who have,love and care for pets would like to assure that what we are giving our pets will help them have long and healthy lives.
Jul 21, 2014 Ronald Caudy
Jul 21, 2014 tury brandow
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 Kathy Korb-Dinges
Jul 21, 2014 Donna Smith
Jul 21, 2014 Jamie Patricia Misch Please make food safer for our pets who are like our children,not just objects in our homes
Jul 21, 2014 Elizabeth Quackenbush
Jul 21, 2014 Jean Jacobs
Jul 21, 2014 Melissa Munn
Jul 21, 2014 Tatiana Koroleva
Jul 20, 2014 Lucia Vertkin
Jul 20, 2014 Rolaine Bird
Jul 19, 2014 Sheryl Conerly
Jul 19, 2014 Antoinette Thornton
Jul 19, 2014 josette ferralli
Jul 19, 2014 Jan Sorensen
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Jul 18, 2014 Anne Fountain
Jul 18, 2014 Danielle Labasin
Jul 18, 2014 emanuela truzzi
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Jul 17, 2014 Rebecca Saunders
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Jul 17, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 17, 2014 Patti Mckinley
Jul 17, 2014 Lisa Salvana

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