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FDA Issues Safety Rules for Pet Food

By Fredrica Syren: 

For all of you whose best friend walks on four legs and might have a tail, good news is coming your way. Finally, the FDA has issued a statement saying they are working toward improvements in the safety of animal feed and pet food. The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act. is dog-gulping-down-foodpart of an initiative to help improve the safety of both human and animal food. It is about time the FDA stepped up to look out for the safety of our furry friends. It’s amazing that the quality and safety of animal feed has not been examined until now, and that speaks to how little value animals have in our society today.

The proposal comes after nearly 600 pets have died since 2007 from what is believed to be food poisoning from jerky treats made in China. Furthermore, in 2007, thousands of pets in the U.S. got sick after eating Chinese manufactured pet food containing melamine, a chemical used to make plastic. Contaminated pet food can affect humans, too. Last year a salmonella outbreak caused 30,000 tons of dry dog food to be recalled after nearly 50 people fell ill.

The FDA issued the following written statement: “The proposed rule would require makers of animal feed and pet food to be sold in the U.S. to develop a formal plan and put into place procedures to prevent food borne illness.”

This proposed regulation would help prevent food borne illness in both animals and people, and is open for public comments for 120 days. Make sure that  your voice is heard since our animals don’t have one.

To read more about this click here:http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm247568.htm

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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