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There were 35 pet food recalls in 2015, leading to hundreds of deaths and thousands of dollars in vet bills. 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 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


Feb 10, 2016 Cheryl Kalb
Feb 9, 2016 Laura Genovese
Feb 9, 2016 Mary Wingard
Feb 9, 2016 Mary Somers
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Michelle DeMaio
Feb 8, 2016 Michelle Barbour
Feb 8, 2016 Mary Louise wosilis
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Meray Dedeci
Feb 5, 2016 Jacqueline Brown Please help. Thank you.
Feb 5, 2016 Janine Crescenzo
Feb 5, 2016 Dallas Swank
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 Deborah Stanislawczyk
Feb 4, 2016 kristine durr
Feb 4, 2016 Abigael Foreman
Feb 4, 2016 Loretta Giallonardo Please continue the help. For our beloved animals.
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Charles Pan
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Gaylen Fernandez We support your businesses and you should support our wishes to keep our pets safe with the products you produce. Please do what is necessary to make this happen.
Feb 3, 2016 Diane Miller
Feb 3, 2016 Sandy Hurst
Feb 3, 2016 Carolyne Strittmatter NEED TO PROTECT OUR PETS BETTER & SAFER!!!
Feb 3, 2016 Janet Seavitte
Feb 3, 2016 Fred Wolf
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed) This is unacceptable, our pets are precious
Feb 3, 2016 Cynthia Pealo
Feb 2, 2016 Sandra Norval My Pet is my child. I demand that there be stricter guidelines on Pet food Products!
Feb 2, 2016 JOAN MARRIOTT PETS ARE MY FAMILY, MY FAMILY IS MY PETS...
Feb 2, 2016 Linda Dalton
Feb 2, 2016 Haskal Walls
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed) The stamp "Made in the USA" used to be a mark of quality, but now in the wake of ever more petfood recalls, I don't trust that claim any more than I trust petfood that comes from China or other unsavory offshore producer. Our pets deserve better!
Feb 2, 2016 Debora Adler
Feb 2, 2016 vicki devine Completely unacceptable. Our pets are our family and they deserve safe food
Feb 2, 2016 La Donna Coffman
Feb 2, 2016 pamela patrick
Feb 2, 2016 Ronda Richey
Feb 2, 2016 kathy downny please not our pets are not just pets they are family member
Feb 2, 2016 connie DOUGHERTY
Feb 2, 2016 Beca Hull
Feb 2, 2016 Bryan Martin
Feb 2, 2016 Helen Cloutier
Feb 2, 2016 Diana Harrell
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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