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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


Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Paschalia Keskinidou
Dec 18, 2014 Bronwen Hex
Dec 18, 2014 Laura voigt
Dec 18, 2014 Sharon Marsoun Please do whatever it takes to protect our "luvvies".
Dec 18, 2014 Mariska van Staden
Dec 18, 2014 sue barker
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 michael parks
Dec 18, 2014 Rita Norton
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Which ones have been recalled?
Dec 18, 2014 Paula Prosser
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Zlatina Vaseva
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Crystal Woronowicz plz watch what goes in our cat and dogs food. U don't have to pay the vet bills to take care of them we do. We the people trust the food companies to do the right thing when we buy food for our pets.
Dec 17, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Barry Kem
Dec 17, 2014 Linda Brandon
Dec 17, 2014 Asli Fledderjohn
Dec 17, 2014 Erin Bartlett Contaminted pet foods kill and injure our pets, hold companies to standards that keep pets safe.
Dec 17, 2014 Kim May
Dec 17, 2014 Marcie Tippets
Dec 17, 2014 dianne hale #safefoodcats
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Vicki Pappas-Jones
Dec 17, 2014 Judith Harbin
Dec 17, 2014 Lisa Marie Paione
Dec 17, 2014 Jennifer Gindt
Dec 17, 2014 Tiffany Beecroft
Dec 17, 2014 Lorraine Boettcher
Dec 17, 2014 Elizabeth valencia
Dec 17, 2014 jennifer cheesman
Dec 17, 2014 Ginny Pendas
Dec 17, 2014 Leslie Allen
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 janice hume Please make pet food safe!
Dec 17, 2014 lacey tuttle There are a lot.of people out there that consider their pets as their own flesh and blood. Please keep all the fur babies safe and not take any risks to harm them.
Dec 17, 2014 leslie roman
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Quit buying all that crap from China and quit having China make our pet foods.plus all these other counties.
Dec 17, 2014 Himanshu Srivastava Pets are dear
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Think of your own animal companions when you make your decisions!
Dec 17, 2014 DENICE BRIEGER
Dec 17, 2014 carlyn higgins Please make sure our kitties food is safe!

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