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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 26, 2017 Lin Koester
Apr 26, 2017 Raydell Barr
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 Lulu Larocca
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 Terry Ross
Apr 25, 2017 Hannah Crone
Apr 24, 2017 Pam Gardner PLEASE...protect our pets that we love and cherish and try to do the best that we can for them.
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 Valerie Speciale Protect our pets!!
Apr 24, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Apr 24, 2017 C R*S
Apr 23, 2017 Chanda Duncan
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Nadsa DeMonteiro Please act to keep our pets safe
Apr 22, 2017 Betty Nellis-Cram
Apr 22, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Lisa Hallmark
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) Our pets deserve to have safe food and as pet parents we deserve peace of mind that the food we buy them is safe
Apr 21, 2017 Brittney Coles-Webb
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Lora Hamman
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Apr 20, 2017 Annette Smith
Apr 20, 2017 Cindy Norton
Apr 20, 2017 Lisa HILL-OSTER
Apr 19, 2017 Dawn Ciszar
Apr 19, 2017 Priscilla Auger
Apr 19, 2017 Jenica Duntsch
Apr 19, 2017 Helen Wilmot
Apr 19, 2017 Katja Sibakov
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Deborah Hopkins
Apr 18, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 17, 2017 Melinda Stogsdill Enough is enough! How many precious members of loving families have to get violently ill or die before this is taken seriously? Why are they treated any differently than humans?? They deserve their food to be as closely regulated as ours.
Apr 17, 2017 Dawn Nielson
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 16, 2017 Melinda Hill Our Cats and Kittens are family we need them safe and want there food safe as well make the changes needed too make my family safe
Apr 16, 2017 Denise Gillenwater Please help keep our pets safe
Apr 16, 2017 Pamela kojis
Apr 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Our pets deserve as good as we do!
Apr 16, 2017 Barbara Clukey
Apr 16, 2017 Laura Potter
Apr 15, 2017 Denise Varner
Apr 15, 2017 Linda Armbruster

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