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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,

Petition Signatures


Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed) They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it! We already have to worry about our food, now our fur baby’s food? What is the FDA really doing? At this time of year, all we get are recalls. No wonder half the U. S. is obese. We can’t eat good, healthy food
Apr 26, 2018 Jackie Patterson Animals deserve healthy food just like humans with out worry of illnesses and/or death.
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Veronica Yaconis Our dogs/cats are part of the family. I assumed the quality control for pet food was exactly the same than the one for humans’ food. I find all this danger in pet food appalling & outrageous!!
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2018 Bella Bernard Please make pet food safer. My 2 beautiful furbabies are my world. They deserve to be healthy.
Apr 26, 2018 Liliana Tonica
Apr 26, 2018 Kim Stigerts
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Sharon Hopkins
Apr 25, 2018 Beverly Holley Our fur babies are family
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Darniece McCray We must do better for our fur babies!
Apr 25, 2018 Rosanne Morrow Please make our fur babies food that you make safer for them to eat! This should not even be an issue, no food should have any contaminates in it!
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) All food for animals should be test and approved just like for humans
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Tina Gillum Pets are just as important as the people that are PAYING for the food to feed them!
Apr 25, 2018 Deborah Smith Please help save our pets! My dogs are family to me and I love them so much! They deserve to have a long and happy life!!!
Apr 25, 2018 Kelly Nissley
Apr 25, 2018 Lori Kloempken
Apr 25, 2018 carol evans Do not be influenced by the pet food industry - have some honor and protect the furry members of our families!
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) My fur baby is My heart! Please help keep Him safe by enforcing and creating higher FDA standards for His food. Pets, animals should receive the same respect as a human!!! Its not a request but a demand!!!
Apr 25, 2018 Becky Lane Pet owners demand the same FDA food safety for our fur-babies.
Apr 25, 2018 Darla Wilson Please help keep our babies safe
Apr 25, 2018 Wendy Carlsness
Apr 25, 2018 Trisha Powell
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) I want the laws to apply for animals as they are for humans. Food/snacks should be regulated by the FDA!
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) Our pets are our family and their food should be inspected for their safety.
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) I would just like to say to the commissioner: what if it was your pet?
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR BABBIES, FAMILY SAFER!? REALLY, IS IT THAT DIFFICULT TO ENSURE ALL GOOD IS SAFE?
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please keep our pets safe by inspecting n testing animal food facilities n products regularly
Apr 25, 2018 Tammy Kincaid
Apr 25, 2018 Shanna Ramey
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please help keep animal foods safe.
Apr 25, 2018 Marcy Boyd
Apr 25, 2018 Denice Duhon This really makes me mad,we are paying high prices for dog food but instead it seems like we are paying for these pet food companies to make our dogs sick are kill our beloved pets! Im sorry but im extremly PO!
Apr 25, 2018 Mary-Helen Goist Do a job, and make it worth all of our lives! We depend on you to do it right respectfully our pets are Family!
Apr 25, 2018 Delrae Peterson WTH, guys?! These are practically our CHILDREN and you're making them sick because you're lazy...or greedy... Jesus! Show some humanity for our pets!
Apr 25, 2018 Velva Dillow
Apr 25, 2018 Judy Maycock
Apr 25, 2018 Dianna Reed
Apr 25, 2018 Lauren Clark
Apr 25, 2018 Penny Lusk
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Tracy Ford
Apr 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2018 Melissa Peace

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