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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.


Petition Signatures

Apr 22, 2018 Renee Criswell
Apr 22, 2018 JACKIE Haverly
Apr 22, 2018 Crystal Rudy Wake up something important!
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) Let's get this done! It is way past due.
Apr 22, 2018 Diane Craine This is getting more common. Our pets are being poisoned. Help us!
Apr 22, 2018 Kaye Lloyd All those recalls just this, they have to do a better job or we should make the food ourselves not that hard.
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 Susan Park Please create strict regulations on dog food & treats & for cats as well
Apr 22, 2018 Gina Lippa
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 Daphne Hamburg
Apr 22, 2018 Lori Mislin
Apr 22, 2018 Sue Johnson
Apr 21, 2018 Vera Stewart Our pets are family
Apr 21, 2018 Melanie Brown Pets deserve better! Help us keep pet food companies in check. Please enact stronger pet food safety regulations.
Apr 21, 2018 Mary Winston Blackman
Apr 21, 2018 Holly Francis I'm sick of trash food being sold for our pets
Apr 21, 2018 Gretchen Schleeter We want safe pet food for our pets. They are like family to us.
Apr 21, 2018 Stacy Weyant I buy Gravy Train for my dog all the time. I'm glad I read this article because I won't buy any more and I will return the the empty cans I already bought. This is a shame. There should be stricter rules about dog food.
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please make our pet food safer. Pets are a part of our family.
Apr 21, 2018 Victoria Cousins
Apr 21, 2018 Nancy Ledbetter Pet food companies need to get their act together and stop selling this crap and claiming it is healthy for our pets.
Apr 21, 2018 Patrick Murphy Our pets are family,and no moral human would ever knowingly subject their family members to sub par/dangerous sustenance!....We need more accountability/punishment for pet food companies negligence and/or harmful practices.
Apr 21, 2018 Lian Soledad
Apr 21, 2018 Julie Cloudy Pet food should undergo the same testing as human or baby food and same rules apply as the FDA subjects our food to. My dogs are my children and I should be able to trust that the food I’m buying for them is just as safe as what my husband and I eat.
Apr 21, 2018 Margo Knight
Apr 21, 2018 Angela Mitchell FDA needs to be more selective in what they allow animals AND HUMANS to consume in this country. I don't know how on earth they aren't held legally responsible again and again.
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2018 Caryn Burgess Keep our beloved pets food as safe as ours!
Apr 21, 2018 Veronica Blazevich
Apr 21, 2018 Vanessa Krause
Apr 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Sharon Rossi
Apr 20, 2018 Carolenda Swaney
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Donna Bahr WE NEED TO KEEP OUR FUR~BABIES SAFE!!!!
Apr 20, 2018 Maryann Bower
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Apr 20, 2018 Kristy Loy
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Tracy Walraven
Apr 20, 2018 Pat Sadler
Apr 20, 2018 Louise Saner
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) Regulations in animal food should Ben the same as human food.
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 Barbara Johnson

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