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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

Oct 23, 2016 Susan Atkinson
Oct 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) I kindly request that you hold these pet food corps accountable and under the same regulatory guidelines..
Oct 23, 2016 naomi cohen
Oct 23, 2016 Olga Faletova
Oct 23, 2016 Jill Bumgarner
Oct 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2016 Deb Burdick Please help us keep our animal family members safe. They are our family and they should be safe eating their food
Oct 22, 2016 Stacy Lee
Oct 22, 2016 Kelly Metzler There needs to be more advocacy. Our animals are family member.
Oct 22, 2016 Kim Ledbetter Please keep our food for pets and animals safe.
Oct 22, 2016 Mary Carpenter Atrocious!!! Pets are part of our family and should have exactly the same regulatory standards for food consumption as food for the human population. I kindly request that you hold these pet food corps accountable and under the same regulatory guidelines!
Oct 22, 2016 Paola Moretti
Oct 22, 2016 (Name not displayed) it's time to enact stronger regulations and enforce stronger penalties
Oct 22, 2016 Shannon Olms
Oct 21, 2016 Veronica Myers-Fuqua
Oct 21, 2016 Alisha Allen
Oct 21, 2016 Kathryn Deardorff
Oct 21, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Oct 21, 2016 Patrice GARCIA
Oct 20, 2016 Diane Myers
Oct 20, 2016 Sally Fehrman Please protect our babies from harm . . .
Oct 20, 2016 Tori Apodaca
Oct 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2016 Sandra Mell
Oct 20, 2016 Margherita Pinto
Oct 20, 2016 Katie McNally
Oct 20, 2016 Majbritt Engbo Nielsen
Oct 19, 2016 Susan McDaniel Please start inspecting pet food properly so our loved pets will not be harmed. We feed our pets & have to put our trust in the company hoping it is safe. Please inspect all dog & cat food properly. These are our precious babies.
Oct 19, 2016 Gloria Root
Oct 19, 2016 Dawn Hoffman These companies really need to be held accountable and enact higher standards of quality to ensure their pet food is safe.
Oct 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please - our pets depend on us and we depend on their pet food being safe.
Oct 19, 2016 Annette Greninger
Oct 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help ensure that all my beloved family members are safe and happy, not just the human ones.
Oct 19, 2016 Martha Richards
Oct 19, 2016 Glenda Elliott Please we love our pets. Fix the pet food!!!!
Oct 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) This shouldn't be happening they should all be removed from the shelves
Oct 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Pets deserve safe food! Please help!
Oct 18, 2016 Dong Kang Our pets are family so please help!
Oct 18, 2016 Beth Grothaus
Oct 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) We need our pets food safe!! They are not just animals but children to us!! We need better safe measures on pet foods & told about recalls immediately before we feed our innocent babies potentially hazards foods, treats etc..that will kill them!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 18, 2016 Sandi Cooper
Oct 18, 2016 elise naylor Our pets are family and should be treated as such. We need to ensure that their food is safe.
Oct 18, 2016 Anne Alfaro Please, check the food before selling it. Many lifes are in your hands, and also your reputation as a good company.
Oct 18, 2016 Anna Fernandez
Oct 18, 2016 Deneisa York-Waters
Oct 18, 2016 Anna Ragan
Oct 18, 2016 Judy Hardesty I have a little chihuahua that I love a lot. If she died from eating tainted food, I would be devastated! We trust these companies to put out a quality product for our pets. If they cannot do that without oversight, then we need more oversight
Oct 18, 2016 (Name not displayed) This happens too much lately. For many people, their pets are their family. They deserve to have stronger regulations governing their food and treats.
Oct 18, 2016 Penny Cantleberry

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