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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


Jan 24, 2017 Janice Dixon
Jan 24, 2017 Rosemary Hafliger
Jan 24, 2017 Allison Sammarco
Jan 24, 2017 Sandra Forman
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Jan 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2017 Mary Ann Gahagan We are humans.....why are we not yet "humane"??
Jan 24, 2017 Melinda Wright Please regulate pet food and its safety. Pet owners and pet lovers are relying on you to help us protect our pets.
Jan 24, 2017 Cathy Brennan
Jan 24, 2017 Dee Malocha
Jan 24, 2017 Elizabeth Nuzum
Jan 24, 2017 DIANA SEARS It is ours and your job to protect pet food for our pets with the same safety standards and regulations that human food has. Thought this was already in place.
Jan 24, 2017 Eric Lind
Jan 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) I bought several cans of this but my most verbal had no fondness for it & kept pushing his bowl off the table so I quit feeding them the page's ugh
Jan 24, 2017 Carol-Ann Lane My cats are a very important part of my life and I'm sick and tired of big companies poisoning them. I lost a cat from the melamine scandal - he was only 7 and I still feel guilty. Please help!
Jan 23, 2017 Kaylee Wheeler
Jan 23, 2017 Diane Cobb-Adams
Jan 23, 2017 Joanne Howland We all love our pets. They are family members. Please bring regulations to keep their food always safe. They deserve it, and depend on their owner's to provide them with safe food, love and forever homes.
Jan 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) I had a cat die from Purina One cat food and several hospitalized almost lost more than one... This has to stop and make the food safer for the cats and kittens..
Jan 23, 2017 Dee Martin
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Jan 23, 2017 Betty J. Van Wicklen
Jan 23, 2017 PATRICIA NENADICH
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Jan 23, 2017 Dat Tran
Jan 23, 2017 Christine Rochette
Jan 22, 2017 Russell Riley
Jan 22, 2017 janie anderson WHY U WOULD PROTECT ANIMALS WHEN U DON'T PROTECT HUMANS IS BEYOND ME DO YOUR JOB FOR A CHANGE
Jan 22, 2017 Rod Repp
Jan 22, 2017 TONI King
Jan 22, 2017 Marica Czirfusz
Jan 22, 2017 karen williams
Jan 22, 2017 Carmela Quinlan
Jan 22, 2017 Pascale BOLLIET
Jan 22, 2017 Miriam Romo
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Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 Tracy Wallis
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Jan 16, 2017 LaDonna Luers
Jan 16, 2017 Sonia Hernandez
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad

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