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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.
Goal: 85,000 Progress: 70,569
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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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To the FDA Commissioner:

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


Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2017 Janet Schick What is going on with these company's. These products r not free and expensive. I think I am going to start making my own. My animals r family and these food company's need to be held accountable
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2017 Lucero Tellez
Mar 22, 2017 Eileen Roberts And what happens when they start putting vit D in our food as a lot of dogs eat what their master eats .If you need Vit D go see your doctor but leave ours and animal foods alone .
Mar 22, 2017 Nikki Stouffer
Mar 22, 2017 Constance Monath
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Mar 21, 2017 DOROTHY MILLIGAN
Mar 21, 2017 cheryl wagner
Mar 21, 2017 Heather Coleman
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Mar 21, 2017 Sandi LaMania
Mar 21, 2017 Nancy Cordasev
Mar 21, 2017 Jean Alban
Mar 21, 2017 valeri sperry
Mar 21, 2017 Chelsea Fountain
Mar 21, 2017 Adrienne Hayes
Mar 21, 2017 Leilani Swafford
Mar 21, 2017 Michelle Weitzman Animals/pets are family we need to do a better job orotecting them.
Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Pam Nadler
Mar 21, 2017 Lisa Shaw There should be regulations in place! What is allowed to be processed as "food" in rendering plants is absolutely DISGUSTING and should NOT be allowed! It's why so many animals are dying, developing cancers of various forms and masses of tumors
Mar 21, 2017 Janis Brock
Mar 21, 2017 carmela delia Please don't let our babies get sick or die.
Mar 21, 2017 Doreen Stewart
Mar 21, 2017 Donna Bailey
Mar 21, 2017 Ivonne Rodriquez Right thing to do
Mar 21, 2017 Apryl Richmond
Mar 20, 2017 Jamie Bush
Mar 20, 2017 Debra Herron
Mar 20, 2017 Paula Collins
Mar 20, 2017 Elizabeth Nelms
Mar 20, 2017 Edna Perrone We must force these companies to use better products and test each batch for quality!
Mar 20, 2017 Rheeta Zell
Mar 20, 2017 Nicole Wyatt
Mar 20, 2017 marna saraceno i keep having to check the catfood over and over again. pets are family members. this must stop!!! please help!
Mar 20, 2017 Hannah Weil
Mar 20, 2017 Ellen Conti FDA needs to monitor pet food carefully. After all our dogs & cats are family!!
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Speechless
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Pets are family
Mar 19, 2017 Lois Miller
Mar 19, 2017 Theresa Boyd
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Cathy Phelps
Mar 18, 2017 Susann Houseman
Mar 18, 2017 Joelene Couture That's one of the reason's I cook fresh chicken,etc. for my dog..
Mar 18, 2017 Melissa Hawn
Mar 18, 2017 Lori Leahy
Mar 18, 2017 Mary Coudneys

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