Jun 11, 2013

Pet Owners Calling For Accountability

San Francisco Bay Area pet owners are pushing for the FDA to implement a law to protect consumers and pets from contaminated food that could be considered dangerous. They feel a law would protect consumers and pets from foods considered dangerous. What they don't realize is there already is one.

One year after the Investigative Unit exposed nearly 2,000 complaints to the FDA about jerky pet treats pet owners are worried.

NBC news reported today that after voluntary recalls of chicken jerky pet treats made in China, pet owners are calling for accountability from retailers in warning consumers of FDA recalled products and foods it deems potentially dangerous. The irony: it’s already law, it just hasn’t been put into place.
Part of the 2011 Food Modernization and Safety Act (FSMA) says that stores must post visible warning signs at their registers any time the Food and Drug Administration identifies a “reportable food”- for people or animals- that could “cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
Here is the full story...NBC Dog Treat Warning
Key points the articles covers are;
NBC has several reports of deaths caused by recalled pet treats.
The Executive Congressional Commission on China held a hearing on public health and food safety in China on May 22, in which they discussed the safety of pet treats coming out of China.
But even with items considered “reportable,” such as salmonella detected in dog food or listeria found in onions, the FDA has not figured out a way to tell stores to post a warning. So the law has not been implemented.
Keep safe, Wendy Nan Rees 
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