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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


Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra THIS IS A REALLY SERIOUS PROBLEM!!! The things they put in this dry stuff is absolutely frightening!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 28, 2015 Lea Faulks
Aug 28, 2015 Leigh Nash
Aug 28, 2015 kim broderick
Aug 28, 2015 sandi nelson
Aug 27, 2015 cristiane Pimentel
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Judy Kirkman
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 Kristi Martin
Aug 26, 2015 eric hunter
Aug 26, 2015 Mandy Shermoen
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 denyse miele
Aug 25, 2015 Gabriela Klinnert
Aug 25, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann The quality of pet food in the U.S. is shamefully scandalous, please do something about it.
Aug 25, 2015 apryl whitten
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2015 David Aguilera
Aug 24, 2015 Robin Blum
Aug 24, 2015 M Nedopak
Aug 24, 2015 Mihaela Stan
Aug 22, 2015 Deborah Lee
Aug 22, 2015 Sue Waterman
Aug 22, 2015 Micheal&+Patty Nyiri
Aug 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2015 M Sweeney
Aug 21, 2015 le martinelli
Aug 21, 2015 Howard McDannell
Aug 21, 2015 ruth ferguson
Aug 21, 2015 Denise Weber
Aug 21, 2015 Herb potter
Aug 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 linda muggli This is disgusting - STOP killing us all with your greed. Bastards
Aug 20, 2015 Mary Mullen
Aug 20, 2015 Barb Dassie
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 Gail Harmon PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE ABSOLUTE FAITH THAT THE FOOD THEY BUY FOR THEIR PETS IS SAFE AND HEALTHY--PLEASE SUPPORT STRONG REGULATION!
Aug 20, 2015 Cornelia Jerkins Why would anyone choose to feed this junk to their pet?
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 Zora Falkowski
Aug 20, 2015 Phyllis Baker
Aug 20, 2015 Irene Abeel
Aug 20, 2015 Lisa Malmquist
Aug 20, 2015 ANGELA CALAIS

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