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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.


Petition Signatures

Nov 23, 2015 dennis brasel
Nov 22, 2015 Leslie Gegg
Nov 22, 2015 kim haling
Nov 22, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 20, 2015 Rosa Pereira
Nov 19, 2015 Susan Swift
Nov 18, 2015 D. Dantuono
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Nov 18, 2015 Trina Snow
Nov 16, 2015 jan s please help us keep our beloved pets safe.
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill My adopted kitty got severely ill just ONE DAY after birthing kittens (she was pregnant when we adopted her) because of eating unsafe canned cat food. The poor thing was miserable and it hurt me to see her like that. Don't allow this to happen to others!
Nov 15, 2015 Debbie Eldridge Do your job
Nov 14, 2015 Rebecca A Behar Johnson
Nov 13, 2015 kathy spence Our pets are family and should have food standards so that they are as safe as our human children. I get angry when anyone or anything hurts our family's human or animal!
Nov 13, 2015 Judith Ormerod
Nov 13, 2015 Elena Lange
Nov 13, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 13, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Nov 12, 2015 Jamie Lynn Guy-Ostrowski
Nov 12, 2015 maureen seltzberg
Nov 12, 2015 Marga Childs
Nov 12, 2015 Catherine L. Winsor I have 2 cats that I couldn't live without. Please be sure the cat/dog food does NOT come from China or any other place that compromises food safety
Nov 12, 2015 Fiona Mason
Nov 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2015 Deja Brown
Nov 10, 2015 Eunice Ahonor-Desjardin Pets are family and should eat healthy food just like the rest of us.
Nov 10, 2015 Gail Harris
Nov 10, 2015 Wendy Eckholm There are many who consider their pets to be their family. They love them absolutely & desire the best life for them that they can provide. I feel my pets deserve the same protections we require for our foods.
Nov 10, 2015 VIER EVA
Nov 10, 2015 Kathie E Takush
Nov 9, 2015 Julie Craig
Nov 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 9, 2015 I. meszaros
Nov 8, 2015 Kathy Sutter
Nov 7, 2015 karen presson
Nov 7, 2015 Elizabeth McGraw
Nov 6, 2015 Robin Featherstone Arrow Heileman
Nov 6, 2015 Tammy Boykin
Nov 6, 2015 lisa muryn
Nov 6, 2015 Lucilla Bellucci
Nov 6, 2015 sharon mcnamara
Nov 5, 2015 GEORGE MAWMAN This Must Be Done. Care = Health & Safety.
Nov 5, 2015 Nancy Dictus
Nov 4, 2015 Maria G Stonestreet

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