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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 25, 2016 Laura Malick
Jun 25, 2016 Janet Heinila
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 AMBER Furne We need our furry family members to be safe too!
Jun 25, 2016 Anita Young
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 Stacie Catherman
Jun 25, 2016 janis rich All food needs to be safe for all humans and their companion animals.
Jun 25, 2016 Mary Hinsdale
Jun 25, 2016 Daniel Swartley
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 Deborah Coggins We take in these animals to love and care for, not to poison them on the food we are paying big money on! Poor animals, poor humans, sickening of the people who let this happen. Please get more strict laws and inspection on this.
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) My 3 cats my family. Please,please enact stronger pet good regulations
Jun 25, 2016 Lisa Nezamis
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 Amber Brannon They are not just animals they are family.... Pet food should be safe and not slowly kill them over time nor over night.... They deserve to eat as good as us if not better.... also companies should be tested and checked like our restaurants are!!!
Jun 25, 2016 Joyce Bennett
Jun 25, 2016 K R Mason
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is maddening, frustrating, and totally uncalled for. If these companies don't give a shit that they are fucking with human health and the health of our beloved pets, shut them down. Better control is needed to stop this. Machines need to be clean
Jun 25, 2016 Amanda Tilley-Frank Pets are family and the preparation of their food should be given the same care and consideration as for human food!
Jun 25, 2016 Sandra Maher
Jun 25, 2016 Dorothy Pasko pets are family !! What hPPENS TO THEM MSTTERS !!
Jun 25, 2016 Martha Gamez Enough animals have rights too,we trust these products that are supposed to be safe for our pets and now this,what food product can we trust to give our pets?
Jun 25, 2016 Lori Primrose Our pets' lives are so short--we need to do any and everything in our power to keep them safe and healthy. My little rescue Rosco has given me so much more than I could ever give him. He deserves nothing but healthy, quality food, not garbage!
Jun 25, 2016 Celine Penn Keep our furry babies safe! Take out the chemicals, the additives, the GMOs, the MSG and trans fat, and set stricter guidelines for pet food safety. All living, breathing beings deserve food that's safe to eat!
Jun 25, 2016 Sam Brindley
Jun 25, 2016 Miriam Greenwald
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) The FDA doesn't monitor pet foods ENOUGH, so when there is a recall it's a sign of something being really, REALLY BAD. Time for some changes to keep the junk of our our fuzzy family members foods!
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 Goldie Berencsi
Jun 25, 2016 Jacquelyn Phelps
Jun 25, 2016 Annette Chatel I don't want my pets to get sick. It's time for better control and quality control in the factories.
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) Need to do a better job of regulating what goes into our little ones food. Please keep them safe
Jun 25, 2016 Rosie ONeal Keep my pets safe.
Jun 25, 2016 Yuriko Hazlett Do you realize how devastating it is to try to feed your pet what seems to be a nutritious pet food only to fond out it was contaminated and could kill your beloved pet??? If you can't, then think of bay food that gets contaminated and you feed your baby
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) Keep our pets safe!!!
Jun 25, 2016 Linda Stokes Please protect our pets, make sure these people make Good products. We love our pets, they are our family's.
Jun 25, 2016 Thelma Riggin We need to protect our animals.they don,t deserve this
Jun 25, 2016 Kat Elliott Our fur babies deserve better than getting bad food..clean up your act
Jun 25, 2016 Lucilla Gonzalez-Borik
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed) My cat nearly died from a Wellness recall a few years ago. She only lived thanks to my Vet & staff that helped me feed her through a feeding tube for 5 weeks! PLEASE enact stronger pet food manufacturng safety regulations!
Jun 25, 2016 Sheila Fulkerson There is no excuse for these pet foods being contaminated.
Jun 25, 2016 Cheryl Ovington ALL FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL ANIMALS
Jun 25, 2016 Monique Abear Accountability for contamination of pet foods and FDA inspection and fines. Stiffer penalties are a must.
Jun 25, 2016 Jeanette Oliver This is really scary. We need stricter laws for pet foods.
Jun 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2016 Julie-Anne Whittaker
Jun 25, 2016 Heather Basinger Please, make this stop!

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