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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


Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Patty Stultz It is so crazy that I have to worry about the food I am feeding my precious pets. I love them like family & believe there should be laws & rules for pet food manufacturers to follow to keep my pet's safety first & foremost.
Mar 1, 2015 Jan Weiland Do the right thing. Put the well being of living creatures ahead of profits and the profits will evolve. "If you do it right, profits will come" aka "if you build it they will come" from Field of Dreams. What goes around comes around-Karma...
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Isn't it sad that many large companies can't do the right thing the first time but rather have to wait for regulations to be issued before they make any changes in their pet food formula.
Mar 1, 2015 michael shutters
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I just had a little dog come in my yard starving and been abused took her to vet she's mine now and my cat loves her too. Please don't bring our pets food from other countries. These animals our our family members too. Regulate it like we do our food.
Mar 1, 2015 Elizabeth Shemitz-Smith
Mar 1, 2015 Kathleen Thielens
Mar 1, 2015 linda Osborn Our pets are our family members too. Help us protect them against contaminates in their food, We can't.
Mar 1, 2015 Linda Brenner
Mar 1, 2015 shirley padalecki
Mar 1, 2015 anne baccari We MUST know the food we feed our pets is safe...pets are FAMILY!! Please enact stricter safety regulations NOW!
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stronger regs are long overdue.
Mar 1, 2015 Bobi Little
Mar 1, 2015 Felicia Edwards
Mar 1, 2015 julie hartland
Mar 1, 2015 Elaine Kuehn
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Carole Miller
Mar 1, 2015 Sharon English Please help pets
Mar 1, 2015 Robin Bolduc Do have a pet; Do u will u probably don't even use most of the food over the counter So why don't do u help protect All the pets out here in the real world that depend on healthy food an choices for our pets Get with it We Want Safe Food For "Our Pets" to
Mar 1, 2015 Jeannye Taylor
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Marilyn Winter
Mar 1, 2015 nancy behnken
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Granato
Feb 27, 2015 Stacy Patrick
Feb 27, 2015 MORTON Goldblum
Feb 27, 2015 Patricia Tripp
Feb 27, 2015 LUCUTA CONSTANTIN
Feb 26, 2015 Chris Pope
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 Barbara Snapp Make manufacturers stop buying imported premixed ingredients.
Feb 26, 2015 Melanie Siegel
Feb 26, 2015 shelly brown
Feb 26, 2015 Jessica Quesenberry
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 C Chassard
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 Dr. Pam Fox Food is medicine and the source of our life.
Feb 25, 2015 Ruby Todd
Feb 25, 2015 Christy Hanna
Feb 25, 2015 Cheryl Wommer
Feb 25, 2015 Tamilyn Simard
Feb 25, 2015 marianna guseva

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