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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


Aug 30, 2016 Leann Long
Aug 30, 2016 Pamela Lebowitz
Aug 29, 2016 Melissa Suarez
Aug 29, 2016 Steve Conrad
Aug 29, 2016 Terry Wright Our pets are family and this is unexceptable. There has to be stricter regulations.
Aug 29, 2016 Roxana Moya
Aug 29, 2016 Richard Larsen
Aug 28, 2016 Nola Chambers My pets are part of my family, and I am as strict about what I feed them as what I eat myself! There needs to be stronger regulations on ingredients in pet food!
Aug 28, 2016 nevenka smith
Aug 28, 2016 Emily Willis
Aug 27, 2016 Ingrid Taylor
Aug 27, 2016 Carla Horn
Aug 27, 2016 kit kat wan
Aug 25, 2016 Amy West Help insure our pets are given safe quality food. Enforce strict regulations on ingredients of pet products.
Aug 24, 2016 Eleanor Short
Aug 24, 2016 Jesus Montealegre
Aug 24, 2016 Anne-Britt Ose Kaltun
Aug 24, 2016 r vanstrien
Aug 24, 2016 Linda Treuhaft
Aug 23, 2016 Laura Bell This needs to happen. So many or our animals are getting cancer. Their food needs to have strict standards. After all to most of they are family members. I wouldn't feed my dog 90% of the dog foods on the market right now.
Aug 23, 2016 melanie broussard
Aug 22, 2016 Georgina Covarrubias
Aug 22, 2016 Rhonda Usyk
Aug 22, 2016 Sameera Kenney Pet food manufacturers should be held to the highest standards as they affect the lives of our pets. The consumer is paying for safe food first and foremost. Please help us hold them accountable.
Aug 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop slacking off. Start caring about what's put into bodies.
Aug 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2016 Deborah Jones
Aug 20, 2016 Marilyn Yeutsy
Aug 20, 2016 MARTHA RODRIGUEZ
Aug 20, 2016 marie Dupouy
Aug 20, 2016 maxene bowers
Aug 20, 2016 Mariann Palumbo
Aug 20, 2016 Lisa Norton
Aug 19, 2016 Olga Espinosa
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 Carol Holmes
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please our pets deserve the best, that is what we pay for!
Aug 19, 2016 jan stark
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Pets are family. Keep them safe.
Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Hatfield
Aug 18, 2016 Linda Moyer My pets are family. This happens too often...
Aug 18, 2016 James Adams
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) my pet is valued just like a human family member and they deserve to have food that meets human standards they are precious
Aug 18, 2016 Marianne Bishop Our pet children deserve the same protocols as our human children!
Aug 18, 2016 penny harkey
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2016 Anita Corrado
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) there needs to be better controls on pet food.There has been too many times the safety of the pet food has been in question and pulled off the shelves. Tell the DDA to do their jobs.
Aug 18, 2016 Barbara Hockman we pay for quality Safe feed for our animals, nothing less should be allowed. Stop the road killed guts beaks grains In This feed and other dangers Veterinarians warn us about, get more Holistic as close to Natures food so our animals are healthy!

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