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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

Jul 23, 2016 Angela Augustine
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Thamy Piacenti Ferreira
Jul 22, 2016 Cathy M Tonarelli
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 kathie kern
Jul 22, 2016 kimberley spraggins
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA Pets are family and should be able to be treated and fed as such!
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 Penny Hopkins Please keep our pets safe.
Jul 18, 2016 Lizzie isaacs
Jul 17, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer
Jul 16, 2016 catherine mengani
Jul 15, 2016 patty langford
Jul 15, 2016 Sandra Thompson
Jul 15, 2016 Lacey Smith
Jul 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2016 Kim Miller
Jul 15, 2016 chris garvey
Jul 15, 2016 Walter Schultz
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 15, 2016 Starr Christ
Jul 15, 2016 Michael Roes
Jul 14, 2016 Colleen Kelly
Jul 14, 2016 William H Middleton Jr
Jul 14, 2016 June McWilliam
Jul 14, 2016 Lynne Wain
Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 T R Hartwell
Jul 14, 2016 nancy hunter our animals food should be as safe as our human food.
Jul 14, 2016 Jocelyne Brin
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green
Jul 14, 2016 Nadine Owci This proposal would hopefully limit the careless and heartless act of a few and protect not only our beloved pets but also the pet food companies that truly do produce safe, high quality pet food. It is unfortunate that it has to come to this!
Jul 14, 2016 Xydia Lu
Jul 13, 2016 Simon Avenell
Jul 13, 2016 Maddy Mullins
Jul 13, 2016 Renee Brooks
Jul 13, 2016 Chris Moore LONG OVER DUE!
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 Julia McGovern
Jul 13, 2016 Kelley Beyer
Jul 13, 2016 carol smith Yes our pets food should be safe for them without us having to worry if it is safe. They are our babies. We have used Purina One Lamb and Rice for many, many years with much success. Have had very healthy dogs that lived out their life consistency.
Jul 13, 2016 Maria Scaglione I am contacting you on behalf of a group of friends, family members and co-workers who are very concerned about this issue. Please enact and enforce safety regulations that protect our pets.
Jul 13, 2016 Janis Lindenberger
Jul 13, 2016 James Lindenberger
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed) Pet food should be safe! We love our pets. They are family!

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