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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 4, 2015 Dan Hall Please protect our 4 legged family members whom we love very much from all and any types of contamination. This should not ever be a worry for any of us raising our pets. They deserve to live contamination free also!!!
Aug 4, 2015 Lynda Marquardt
Aug 4, 2015 Donna Eaton Ive had animals all my life I have not lost one to contamination and I hope never to lose one to it. Please set the laws straight to keep this from happening. When people get a pet they are family and should be safe from bad foods just like their humans
Aug 3, 2015 Josie Perez
Aug 3, 2015 Rosemary delPino Please protect our companions!
Aug 3, 2015 william Beck do not buy any imported food for starters
Aug 3, 2015 Valarie Jones
Aug 3, 2015 cassii wilson
Aug 3, 2015 Ryane Goetz
Aug 3, 2015 Kathleen Lowson Food contamination in the pet food industry has gone on far too long and many pets have suffered and died as a result. ALL food consumption should be strongly regulated - our pets are no different than our other family mandembers their lives matter.
Aug 3, 2015 Elaine Whitefield
Aug 3, 2015 Jody Oliver Quit importing this sh***y crap from other countries. Support our USA.
Aug 3, 2015 Teresa Silha
Aug 3, 2015 Jane Oberlander
Aug 3, 2015 Anthony Maddaluno
Aug 3, 2015 Joseph Irwin Please review and act accordingly. Thank you and God bless.
Aug 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2015 diane davisson
Aug 3, 2015 Theresa Salvagio Please make it imperative that the dog food that is manufactured within our country and outside of it is safe. It should be mandatory that pet foods go through the same rigorous inspections that human food does. Our pets are members of our families.
Aug 3, 2015 Marie Spain
Aug 3, 2015 Sue Barton
Aug 3, 2015 Cinzia Corradi
Aug 3, 2015 Mary Larsen
Aug 3, 2015 Isabelle benoit
Aug 3, 2015 Gloria Taylor
Aug 3, 2015 danielle jacques
Aug 2, 2015 Karen Johnson
Aug 2, 2015 Barbara Haiges
Aug 2, 2015 David Valentino
Aug 2, 2015 cyndee kruggel
Aug 2, 2015 Christopher Aguilar
Aug 2, 2015 Talea Logan
Aug 2, 2015 john winter all these chemicals they keep putting in our pet food should be banned.even vets know what is going on but still sell this poisoned pet food.
Aug 2, 2015 Heather Backo
Aug 2, 2015 Andrea Seale
Aug 2, 2015 Annette Sergi
Aug 2, 2015 Linda Norton
Aug 2, 2015 Maryann Almeida
Aug 2, 2015 Shirley Sorenson
Aug 2, 2015 Sarah Webb
Aug 1, 2015 Paula Thurston
Aug 1, 2015 Donna Lucchese
Aug 1, 2015 SÍLVIA COSTA
Aug 1, 2015 meg jackson Anyone who sells tainted pet food that results in an animal death should pay a huge price including significant jail time. The FDA is apparently sitting on its hands. Make their executives accountable for animal illness and death.
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Carol Wolfe
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Diane Bryan
Aug 1, 2015 Dorothy Mori
Aug 1, 2015 susan miller We love our pets and want their food to be safe. We are willing to pay for quality food for them, please make it available, and then everybody wins.Do whatever it takes.

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