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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: 45,834
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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


Aug 21, 2014 Frank Kling
Aug 21, 2014 Maria Riojas
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 21, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 21, 2014 William Bennett Our pets are part of out family we should be more health conscious of what they eat especially seeing how we as a society are more health conscious of what our human families eat, our pets should concern us just as much.
Aug 21, 2014 Monica Guarneri
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten
Aug 20, 2014 tonya jones
Aug 20, 2014 Christine Anderson Pet food should be as safe as food for human consumption! Don't cater to big business' greed and corruption. Do the right thing and get this proposal passed and in place before one more pet dies!
Aug 20, 2014 Chris Cerutti
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 melissa hagen
Aug 20, 2014 Michelle Arredondo
Aug 20, 2014 Barbara Maloit
Aug 20, 2014 Victoria Cahill
Aug 20, 2014 Lajean Faircloth
Aug 20, 2014 fritz-Michael Jung
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Aug 20, 2014 lisa reagan
Aug 20, 2014 Cathy Fire
Aug 20, 2014 Ashley Erdmann
Aug 20, 2014 Paola Frignani
Aug 20, 2014 Lissa Moris
Aug 19, 2014 gloria martinez
Aug 19, 2014 Joseph Fry
Aug 19, 2014 tony doxas FDA DO YOUR JOB PROPERLY. ENACT STRICK REGULATIONS TO ENSURE PET FOOD IS AS SAFE AS HUMAN FOOD.
Aug 19, 2014 Julie Friedson
Aug 18, 2014 be olivares
Aug 18, 2014 Cat Jackson I feed my cat and dog a premium brand food because I need to know what I am feeding them is safe. Their loss due to a poorly regulated food industry would be a devasting blow. We need to know we can trust that the food we feed them is safe.
Aug 18, 2014 Yuki Mueller
Aug 17, 2014 Athena Istas
Aug 17, 2014 shawna segovia
Aug 17, 2014 Rozanna Ramirez
Aug 17, 2014 Marci Williams
Aug 17, 2014 jill cogswell
Aug 17, 2014 Katie Koehler
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Aug 17, 2014 Kasey Bartholomew
Aug 16, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 16, 2014 Sharon Price
Aug 16, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 16, 2014 Priscilla DaCosta
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Aug 16, 2014 Darlene Szozda
Aug 16, 2014 heather pitcox
Aug 16, 2014 Ashley Jeffrey Animals need rights.
Aug 16, 2014 Lyra Rittger

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