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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 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2016 Sandra Bartel
Feb 11, 2016 Maria Bueno We need stricter guide lines. These pets are our children. Please don't let them die.
Feb 11, 2016 shawna matucci
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) dogs shouldnt be dying or getting sick because of their dog food which is supposed to keep them healthy not make them sick . keep our pets safe.
Feb 11, 2016 Joni Webb When are they going to STOP this CRAP.. Where it FROM??????????????????????
Feb 11, 2016 Sylvia Jones
Feb 11, 2016 Greg Massey Thank you for your help in keeping our animals safe. Don't forget to protect the humans stop false advertising and let us know where all of our food come from.
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2016 arthur melton please enact stricter standard's for pet food's,
Feb 11, 2016 amy benson
Feb 11, 2016 Martha Johnson
Feb 11, 2016 Allie McFarland
Feb 11, 2016 Debra Stewart
Feb 11, 2016 Emilie Weigand We need to keep our pets safe in every aspect of their lives. Regulations on what goes in their food should be a concern for anyone who loves animals.
Feb 11, 2016 naomi gillespie
Feb 11, 2016 Patricia Castine Our pets are our family members. It is the only right, humane and responsible thing, that we make sure the food they eat is safe and healthy for them. It is also imperative that the food be safe to handle, because we are also at risk of poisoning.
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) Enough of this - we've got to get better eliminating pet food problems. This is big business for companies so why isn't more care being put into it. Animals deserve better care and thought - safety and nutrition should always be practiced.
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2016 Christina Jurkovac
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) Our pets should be treated just like humans.
Feb 11, 2016 Diane Mulcahy The purpose of food is to provide sustainence - not to kill our pets. Your current per safety regulations are not working. Make the required improvements.
Feb 11, 2016 Lynelle Poore We pay a lot of money trying to take care of our pets properly. We need your help to make sure the food we give them is safe, please help.
Feb 10, 2016 Kris Asmussen Alot of money is spent by pet owners for nutritious food for their pets and there is no reason for such poor quality which results in illness and death.
Feb 10, 2016 Heidi Quint
Feb 10, 2016 Jasmine Martin
Feb 10, 2016 Amanda Hollar
Feb 10, 2016 Brenda Wilson
Feb 10, 2016 Chrystal Ronan Pets are people too!
Feb 10, 2016 Nancy Young
Feb 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2016 Nicole Avery I'm so tired of hearing things like this only to see this stuff never pulled from shelves.
Feb 10, 2016 denise bates
Feb 10, 2016 Nadine Davis
Feb 10, 2016 Judith Perez FDA, please place much stronger pet food safety rules. Our pets are our loved ones! This poisoning of our pets has happened too frequently, and I'm tired of it!!
Feb 10, 2016 Corrina Wynn
Feb 10, 2016 Kim Felix Keep our family's safe!
Feb 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2016 Sarah Lilly
Feb 10, 2016 Anne Westberg
Feb 10, 2016 Jennifer Crozier Animals are just as important as people! Their food should be just as safe.
Feb 10, 2016 Jamie Tufariello
Feb 10, 2016 Mary Hill The FDA needs to enact stronger pet food safety regulations! Please enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans.
Feb 10, 2016 Lisa Duffy
Feb 10, 2016 Nancy Hunt
Feb 10, 2016 TAMMY SMITH Losing a pet to natural causes is devastating, but losing them to something that could be prevented is unbearable Pet owners should be able to know that what we feed our pets is safe
Feb 10, 2016 dawn harris
Feb 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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