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BREAKING NEWS: JUNE 23rd, 2016 - Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, Oregon has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of its Frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet, which may be contaminated by Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Untreated, a Listeria infection in a cat can result in paralysis and swelling of the brain. This recall comes on the heels of the 35+ recalls that have occurred in the past year. Our pets deserve better.
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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 has led to multiple pet deaths.

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 the past, it's taken weeks of reports from consumers before contaminations were discovered and recalls 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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To the FDA Commissioner:

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,

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Jul 22, 2018 Ani Tsultrim Wangmo
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Jul 17, 2018 Linda McIntyre
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Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
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Jul 8, 2018 Linda Higley
Jul 8, 2018 Robbie Ferm
Jul 8, 2018 Patricia Partida
Jul 8, 2018 Ellen Wigley
Jul 7, 2018 Darla Garvey
Jul 7, 2018 Caryle-Linda Rosenblatt It is important that the strongest regulations be enacted so that our beloved pets can be as safe as possible. Losing a pet to contaminated pet food is a horrible death for any of us to have to live through.
Jul 7, 2018 Muriel Servaege
Jul 7, 2018 Francis Servaege
Jul 7, 2018 Panda Johnson Please set precedent that holds the makers of our pets food to a higher standard of reliability when making their products!
Jul 6, 2018 Denise Grudzen
Jul 5, 2018 Jennifer Jordan PLEASE, PLEASE ENFORCE THAT MANUFACTURER'S GENERATE HEALTHY, SAFE FOOD FOR THESE INNOCENT, VOICELESS!!!
Jul 5, 2018 Hope Smiley Our pets are family and should be treated as such.
Jul 4, 2018 Nannette Musumeci
Jul 4, 2018 Vicki Alfonso
Jul 4, 2018 Peggy Keller

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