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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


Jun 29, 2016 Kim Gilliland
Jun 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Come on, FDA, get it together !
Jun 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
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Jun 29, 2016 Randall Evans
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Jun 29, 2016 Mick Senn
Jun 29, 2016 Kim Thompson
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Jun 28, 2016 Carolyn Potts
Jun 28, 2016 Diane Chiaro
Jun 28, 2016 Shelia Sirbaugh
Jun 28, 2016 mary Whipple
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) I lost the love of my life and my best friend from lung cancer at the age of 6 years old. She was a gorgeous cane Corso who I could never replace. I beg of you to make laws to protect the ones we love so we can serve better quality foods.
Jun 28, 2016 Toni-leigh Milner
Jun 28, 2016 Lisa Huettl
Jun 28, 2016 Johanna Bettinger
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2016 Eileen Stires
Jun 28, 2016 Carla Robertson I am a pet owner and I love animals. The FDA should put in place rules that are as stringent for animals as we do for the human population. No one wants to give their pets contaminated food. I am in full support of this petition.
Jun 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2016 Maria Cranmer There needs to regulations on what goes into pet food! Stop letting companies profit at the expense of our pets!
Jun 28, 2016 Laura Stock I want to feel safe about what I feed my animals!
Jun 28, 2016 sherry yoerger What is the matter with all of you, Test every batch of food of produce!!!!
Jun 28, 2016 Debra Kraemer
Jun 28, 2016 linda denny Please regulate food production for our four legged kids!!!
Jun 28, 2016 katha ricciardi Protect our pets!!!Regulate food production.
Jun 28, 2016 Ana Roxo
Jun 28, 2016 Erik Bagger
Jun 28, 2016 Leah McDermott
Jun 27, 2016 Angelika Kasey We HAVE to their VOICE. So... Please SPEAK up!
Jun 27, 2016 Shea English
Jun 27, 2016 Emily Balkenbush
Jun 27, 2016 Mary jo Peacock
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2016 Luella Baldwin
Jun 27, 2016 Chris McGee Think of it this way.. pets are family to me... would you feed your children or eat something not knowing the harm that comes with it without checking and testing it first?
Jun 27, 2016 Deborah Belcher
Jun 27, 2016 Xenia Salazar
Jun 27, 2016 Robert Edwards Dry cat shouldn't be used if your cat was wild it wouldn't fine dry cat food its not not healthy for your cat always use wet cat food.
Jun 27, 2016 Jordan Hunnicut
Jun 27, 2016 Anne Ammons
Jun 27, 2016 Lorie Gonta
Jun 27, 2016 Arnaud Henseval
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2016 Allison Lew So important!
Jun 27, 2016 Dorothy Curnow Please enact strong regulations for food for our pets .
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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