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There have been a shocking 45 pet food recalls since the start of 2014 according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That's an unacceptable risk for pets and their families. Sign now to tell the FDA enough is enough.
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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 caused a tragic loss of life in 2007.

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 2007 it took nearly a month of reports from consumers before the melamine was discovered and a recall was 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

Nov 27, 2015 Sandra Vickers
Nov 27, 2015 Rudy Best
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Good to see someone taking a strong stand to protect our other family members.
Nov 25, 2015 Janice Angrisani Manufacturers of pet foods should be held accountable.
Nov 25, 2015 Rickie Thompson
Nov 25, 2015 John Spence Let's set higher levels of safety in our pet foods and all animal food for that matter. We should never endanger the lives of any pet animal or farm commodity.
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) make pet foods safer and healthier!
Nov 25, 2015 Lani Reinhart
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 Christie Rawls
Nov 25, 2015 Kellie Mattingly
Nov 25, 2015 Cecelia Ferrufino
Nov 25, 2015 Alexander Damyanovich
Nov 25, 2015 Nathan Singley
Nov 25, 2015 David Woodward Pets are family. Stop endangering them!
Nov 25, 2015 Susan Schwartz Save our pets!!
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please enact the strongest protections possible. I try to avoid what I can by never buying anything from China because their standards are lax or non-existant. Please avoid the tragedies that weak regulations cause
Nov 25, 2015 Judt Gilbert fully support stronger regulations, thank you.
Nov 25, 2015 Joan Davenport
Nov 25, 2015 Sherry Herman
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 Susie E
Nov 25, 2015 Michele Coviello
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 B.L. Harris Laws to protect our pets are critical. Even expensive service dogs cannot be protected by owners who have no knowledge. Of course, imports from China are the worst, but some toxins appear even in pet foods made in the U.S. Please introduce or suppport
Nov 25, 2015 Peggy Rollie
Nov 25, 2015 cathy nolane
Nov 25, 2015 Christine Renaud
Nov 25, 2015 Jennifer Eckberg
Nov 25, 2015 Gale Ingram Don't let the large pet food manufacturer lobbies shut this down! It's too important, please support the proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those for human food.
Nov 25, 2015 Tina Herzberg
Nov 25, 2015 Susan Stanton Pet Lives Matter and so does the safety of their food!
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 Diana Pardue Keep pet food safe for our pets!
Nov 25, 2015 Maryam Tahmasebi
Nov 25, 2015 Claudia Mycka My pets are like my children. Would you feed your children food that would kill them!
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 Pat Roberts
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2015 Denise Potter
Nov 25, 2015 Sue Tuman
Nov 25, 2015 Arthur Maira
Nov 25, 2015 Agnes Chrismer
Nov 25, 2015 Kara Church Please stop allowing dangerous pet food into our country and stores. Our animals are our family and deserve the same consideration that humans get.
Nov 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans.
Nov 25, 2015 Joan Cunningham
Nov 25, 2015 Betty White
Nov 25, 2015 DIANE G MILLER As a parent of 3 cats and 3 dogs, I want to be sure that the food I provide to them is safe and healthy. We need help from the FDA to ensure this happens.
Nov 25, 2015 Karen Barker

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