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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.


Petition Signatures

Jun 26, 2016 Rhonda Kelly
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Our male cat had his immune system damaged with the China melamine incident of about 8 or 9 years ago.
Jun 26, 2016 Susan Cooper
Jun 26, 2016 Mary Jordan These companies have to be accountable for the crappy ingredients that they use. Please make sure that the ingredients come from reliable sources so they don't make our fur babies sick or worse die.
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Kathy Collins I love my cats they are my babies pet food should be treated no less than baby food manufacturers I want to keep them happy healthy and with me for as long as possible
Jun 26, 2016 Carol Knickerbocker
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Don't put my cats at risk so you can make money.
Jun 26, 2016 Gail Gary These are our beloved companion animals and outdoor friends. We depend on the pet food companies to deliver safe food, and the FDA to monitor them. Please do your job and get this under some kind of control...we're counting on you.
Jun 26, 2016 Sheila Peterson
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Another RECALL!!! This should Never have happened. Please support stronger regulations!
Jun 26, 2016 Kitra Booker
Jun 26, 2016 Rose Magness
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) My two beautiful fur babies were put on science plan when I first got them Totally recommended by the pet vet. I am glad I changed their diet.
Jun 26, 2016 Kristie Masselas Our pets are dying! Please fix the pet food industry!
Jun 26, 2016 Joanna Hartung
Jun 26, 2016 Elizabeth Badenhop
Jun 26, 2016 Dorothy Virgadamo There have been way too, too many pet food recalls in recent years. This must stop. Our pets are like our children and our babies. They are part of the family and deserve safe and healthy food. We protect them like we protect our babies.
Jun 26, 2016 Stacie Grey
Jun 26, 2016 Kali Hansen
Jun 26, 2016 Michele Barbezat
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) We need stronger regulations for are Pet Foods so we know it's safe.
Jun 26, 2016 Karin Anderson The FDA needs to do a better job on ALL food human and pet
Jun 26, 2016 Kerry Clark
Jun 26, 2016 Karen Hildebrandt
Jun 26, 2016 Nancy Chismar
Jun 26, 2016 Catherine McIntee
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) More regulations are needed to protect the food we give our animals. Get the junk food off the shelves.
Jun 26, 2016 Mary Wojcik More laws should be enforced on pet foods for our animals. They are God's creatures/
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 JOANNA LOVATT
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Pets deserve better food. Safe food.
Jun 26, 2016 Amy Harlib
Jun 26, 2016 Karen Harris
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Colleen Lackey
Jun 26, 2016 Christine Ventura Let's get this off the shelves permanently!! We need to keep our animals safe! They are family!!
Jun 26, 2016 Paula Richardson You expect pet food to be ok for your pets.. You trust the v outer food companies to not poison your babies.. I am thinking of cooking food for my cats and my dog.. At least I will know it's aafe
Jun 26, 2016 Darlene Pace Please keep our pet food safe for our pet family! We love our pets dearly.
Jun 26, 2016 Robin Wilson
Jun 26, 2016 Teri Wikowsky
Jun 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2016 Sandy Fauver We need to be able to trust the food we buy for our pet's is safe! To some of us they are our children and should be treated no different than food made for human consumption!! They live and breathe like we do and don't deserve and less than humans do.
Jun 26, 2016 Angela Reynolds This is uncalled for! If they can't do better than what they are doing then they need to be shut down! 35+ recalls is just unacceptable! Fix this problem NOW!
Jun 26, 2016 Ginger Kimrey Hope to help keep all babies safe
Jun 25, 2016 Jody Goodman To many of us, our pets have been like family. They deserve quality as much as our human family members!
Jun 25, 2016 Rachael Graff
Jun 25, 2016 Joni Bardin So sick of seeing our pets in danger or dying. How long will this go on?????

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