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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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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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


Feb 17, 2018 Janice Peacock
Feb 17, 2018 Mary Shabbott
Feb 17, 2018 Paul Henderson
Feb 17, 2018 Josephine Skitt
Feb 17, 2018 Cheryl Weaver
Feb 17, 2018 Daniela Pappas
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Scott Kuehner Pentobarbital in ANY amount should NEVER have been included in the making of ANY pet food! This is the MOST LUDICROUS thing I've ever heard of in my life! Get this crap out of our pets' food!
Feb 17, 2018 Kathleen Rhodes
Feb 16, 2018 Pamela Unger
Feb 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2018 Heather Davis
Feb 16, 2018 ELIZABETH RIVERA
Feb 16, 2018 Di Schuler My fur family members kept me alive when I was about to end it all. Animals make a huge difference in the health of people. Have courage. Make a difference. Do what is right to make the world better.
Feb 16, 2018 joan aarstad
Feb 16, 2018 Mary Jo Hajicek keep them safe! catch the culprits!
Feb 16, 2018 Judith Ashton
Feb 16, 2018 Jenny Valenzuela
Feb 16, 2018 Donna Delin
Feb 16, 2018 Debbie Stanton
Feb 16, 2018 C. Prachar
Feb 16, 2018 Peggy Weber
Feb 16, 2018 Anne Montgomery
Feb 16, 2018 Janet Thurston
Feb 16, 2018 Lori Lotze
Feb 16, 2018 Bill Powell
Feb 16, 2018 Ruth Cahill
Feb 16, 2018 Deb Young
Feb 16, 2018 Bronwyn Katdaré
Feb 16, 2018 Diana Jones
Feb 16, 2018 A.R. Deans
Feb 16, 2018 Susan Swope Pentobarbitol in pet food? That's simply crazy! No harmful substances should be in any food for people or animals. Fix this!
Feb 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2018 Theresa Chartrand Stop killing pets!!!
Feb 16, 2018 Carla Koty
Feb 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2018 Barb Gray My pets are family and deserve safe and healthy food. I support strong regulation on their food
Feb 16, 2018 Mary Krenke I would be devastated by the loss of my pet for any reason. We have the right in the U.S. to trust the foods we buy, both for ourselves and any other members of our family - that includes pets.
Feb 16, 2018 Genevieve Mathis
Feb 16, 2018 Tina Miltner Stop killing our pets with toxic and contaminated food - we aren’t paying you to kill our animals. We want to spend our hard-earned money on healthy food for our pets. Stop treating them like they don’t matter!!!
Feb 16, 2018 Thomas Budd
Feb 16, 2018 Kelly Ewing
Feb 16, 2018 Nancy Richardson
Feb 16, 2018 Nancy Harris
Feb 16, 2018 jenny doe
Feb 16, 2018 Samantha Meissner
Feb 16, 2018 Sherri Maisuk
Feb 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2018 Kurt Jacobowitz-Cain, MPH
Feb 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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