FDA wants to hear from you on pet food early warning recall questionnaire

December 30, 2009 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

BSPPetFoodBowlGreenThe FDA is looking for citizen/consumer input on a proposed early warning system for pet food recalls.

Think you might have something to say about that?

I thought so.

Get yourselves over to this government docket information page and try to decode its secret instructions, and tell them what you think. Or, in a nutshell:

You can submit written or electronic comments by January 29, 2010.

Electronic comments are submitted at http://www.regulations.gov, and written comments go to:

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852.

Docket number must be included and is:

Docket No. FDA-2008-N-0546

Confoozled? You can try contacting point person Denver Presley Jr. in the Office of Information Management at 301-796-3793.

What do they want from you?

Review the proposed reporting document at the link I gave before, and tell them what you think. Don’t just tell them you want the system; take the time to see what they’re considering and give feedback on that.

But it’s not a bad idea to also remind them that pet owners need to know before all the stones are turned if there is a risk to our pets’ health, and FDA’s job is to protect us and our animals, not the pet food or any other industry.

Be gracious.


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