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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: 49,027
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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


Oct 19, 2014 Jeanne Bruno
Oct 19, 2014 Kimberely Wolanski
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) This should have been done long ago... What;s it going to take?
Oct 19, 2014 Albert Schepis
Oct 19, 2014 Nelda Brimer
Oct 19, 2014 Creedance Austin
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 MaryAnna Hunt
Oct 18, 2014 Brenda Psaras
Oct 18, 2014 vickie howle
Oct 18, 2014 Andrea Fleming
Oct 18, 2014 Theresa Lanigan
Oct 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 17, 2014 hanny overklift
Oct 17, 2014 ALFRED PAPILLON
Oct 17, 2014 Sally George
Oct 17, 2014 Doug Lenier
Oct 17, 2014 Carolyn Cameron
Oct 17, 2014 Alice Long The USA needs stronger & far more definitive laws to regulate the quality of ALL pet-related items, including food, treats, toys, bedding, grooming products, etc. Please keep in mind the importance of this issue with voters. Thank you.
Oct 17, 2014 Beth Peters
Oct 17, 2014 Robin Connor Please enact pet food safety regulations!
Oct 17, 2014 Caleb Smith
Oct 16, 2014 Phyllis cafagna
Oct 16, 2014 Mary Colin Arndt
Oct 16, 2014 Kristie Bridgeman
Oct 16, 2014 Cynthia Fairmakes
Oct 15, 2014 Nikki Solis
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) As an owner of multiple pets I want the best for their health and well being. We need stronger regulations on pet food safety.
Oct 15, 2014 Lisa Bass
Oct 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2014 Jeannie Rumple
Oct 14, 2014 Anja Mehling
Oct 14, 2014 Michelle Riley
Oct 14, 2014 Siny Bos
Oct 14, 2014 shaunA dreith
Oct 14, 2014 Nicole Nicolaides
Oct 13, 2014 Patricia Dangle
Oct 13, 2014 cynthia lee
Oct 13, 2014 Serena Martin
Oct 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help protect our family members!
Oct 12, 2014 Jennifer Myers
Oct 12, 2014 brigitte whitlow
Oct 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2014 Christine Ooi
Oct 11, 2014 Linda Simonds
Oct 11, 2014 hanny leijten
Oct 11, 2014 (Name not displayed) 29650
Oct 10, 2014 Sandra DeLong
Oct 10, 2014 Dianna Cowan
Oct 10, 2014 Lane Page

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