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BREAKING NEWS: March 29th, 2016 -- Smallbatch Pets Inc. of California has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of its frozen duckbatch sliders for dogs, which may be contaminated by salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. This recall comes on the heels of the 35+ recalls that have occurred in the past year. Our pets deserve better lives than those pet food companies consistently give them. Sign below and urge the FDA to enact stronger pet food regulations.
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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

May 3, 2016 Abigail White-Thomas
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 3, 2016 Gervaise Smelser-Soeurouge
May 3, 2016 elizabeth master
May 3, 2016 Thea O"Brian I am a big believer of safety for animals.
May 3, 2016 Toni Kellner
May 3, 2016 Akiko Kimura
May 3, 2016 Christina Palmeri
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 Olya Almazova
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 Katina Merino
May 2, 2016 S. Perez
May 2, 2016 Carol Modrell
May 2, 2016 Antoinette Penkala I support stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those on food for humans. We are guardians of the health and safety of our pets. Please enact these regulations.
May 2, 2016 Paula Lewis
May 2, 2016 B W
May 2, 2016 jlynn hoyle I care about what my pets are eating.
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 Debbie Chapman
May 2, 2016 Camille Benton
May 2, 2016 Mona Dore Animals need this protection. Please save them. GOD gave mankind dominion over them, to love & take care of them. Please do your part.
May 1, 2016 Cyril Lumley We need to speak for our pets because they are unable to speak words
May 1, 2016 Jean Naples
May 1, 2016 Jan Brocci
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2016 Annette Tryon-Crozier
May 1, 2016 Ligia Coelho
May 1, 2016 Lee Wilson All pet food should be produced in the U.S., from local ingredients.
May 1, 2016 Trudy Webb Our pets are our children.PLEASE protect them with food safety
May 1, 2016 Dorian DiVita
May 1, 2016 Karin Wiehl
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) Our furbabies are just as important to us as our regular babies. They are part of the family! Intelligent and LOVING. They DESERVE to have their food protected from poisons and contamination. How would you feel to lose a 'child'?
May 1, 2016 Janet Mason
Apr 30, 2016 Michelle Roepke
Apr 30, 2016 Christina Beliveau Absolutely the FDA needs to make sure that the labels on the animal food is sincere, telling the truth only helps, but could kill our animals which are loved!!!!
Apr 30, 2016 Ana Coelho
Apr 30, 2016 Paula Yates Our pets are members of our families; therefore, we need access to quality food for them at affordable prices just the same as for us humans..
Apr 30, 2016 joan cranmore i almost lost my cats due to contaminated food from a big name company. this needs to top
Apr 30, 2016 Leslie Marlin
Apr 30, 2016 Carol Hughes Paying good money for food means you should get good food for your money!
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2016 Kay Schwarz
Apr 29, 2016 Hayley Grant
Apr 29, 2016 Beverly Conner It's the right think to do for the protection of Animals
Apr 29, 2016 Sandra Waterford
Apr 29, 2016 Shanda Cline

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