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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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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


Jun 27, 2016 Angelika Kasey We HAVE to their VOICE. So... Please SPEAK up!
Jun 27, 2016 Shea English
Jun 27, 2016 Emily Balkenbush
Jun 27, 2016 Mary jo Peacock
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2016 Luella Baldwin
Jun 27, 2016 Chris McGee Think of it this way.. pets are family to me... would you feed your children or eat something not knowing the harm that comes with it without checking and testing it first?
Jun 27, 2016 Deborah Belcher
Jun 27, 2016 Xenia Salazar
Jun 27, 2016 Robert Edwards Dry cat shouldn't be used if your cat was wild it wouldn't fine dry cat food its not not healthy for your cat always use wet cat food.
Jun 27, 2016 Jordan Hunnicut
Jun 27, 2016 Anne Ammons
Jun 27, 2016 Lorie Gonta
Jun 27, 2016 Arnaud Henseval
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2016 Allison Lew So important!
Jun 27, 2016 Dorothy Curnow Please enact strong regulations for food for our pets .
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2016 Rhonda Turner
Jun 27, 2016 Sandy Pace
Jun 27, 2016 Terry Rosamilia
Jun 27, 2016 Ann Felicetti
Jun 27, 2016 Mary Dreyer
Jun 27, 2016 Deborah Kauffman Please work to make our pets safer by enacting stronger FDA rules on pet food and treats!
Jun 27, 2016 Pam Gordon
Jun 27, 2016 Robbi Porter
Jun 27, 2016 Kelly Wells
Jun 27, 2016 Claudia Hall “THE GREATNESS OF A NATION & ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED.” MAHATMA GANDHI
Jun 27, 2016 Marilyn McEnaney My pets are members of my family. Their food should be just as safe as mine.
Jun 27, 2016 Vanessa Smith
Jun 27, 2016 Shirley B Robbins We need to stop this from hopping these pets are a big part of most everyone's family. We owe are pets to make sure that their food is safe
Jun 26, 2016 Christine Patch-Lindsay
Jun 26, 2016 deborah delamater
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Robert Brown
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) My cats are my babies i love them and need them . Please help me protect my babies
Jun 26, 2016 Sarah Brennan Please help keep pet food safe.
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please make it stop.
Jun 26, 2016 Cindy Cappuccio Please keep our animals healthy and safe.
Jun 26, 2016 Darla Hill Terrible that this iron creates a bug health risk to cats!!
Jun 26, 2016 Cheryl Avis
Jun 26, 2016 Elisa Osso Our pets are family, please make all their food safe!
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Diana Chapdelaine
Jun 26, 2016 Chris Miller
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Why are there so many recalls? We should feel comfortable buying food for our furry friends without having to stress over recall. This shit needs to stop.
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Jeanine Zinno
Jun 26, 2016 Janet Knowlton Inexcusable not to have extremely strict safety requirements.
Jun 26, 2016 Julie Padula

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