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  1. Wilma

    Hi Susan-

    My dad was a patriot as well and died in 2010. WWII vet and always had a flag in the yard. In 2012 on the 2 year anniversary of his death I put up a new flag and burned his last, old tattered one. I’m with you there.

    If we as consumers are more proactive, writing letters and emails, calling these companies, congressmen, lobbyists, etc., can’t we impact these food companies alongside your excellent efforts? What can we do more?

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      Wilma – I wish I knew exactly what to do. This is government – we have to get them to listen. We’re not asking for American companies to be given any privileges, we’re just asking for American and foreign companies to be treated the same. It should be a no-brainer for Washington.

  2. Liz Bennett

    Susan more than likely the China Manufacturer can sue the us government if they stop them from making a profit in the USA. This is what free trade is about, our laws don’t matter if they interfere with the profits of a foreign corporation. Same is happening in Canada, our environmental laws mean nothing if it stops them from making money, they have the right to sue us!!!! Believe me it’s all about the free trade.

  3. dmiller

    I don’t even know what to say.

  4. Michelle Gann

    Please give us any email address or other where we can contact them also. My husband and I lost our beautiful 4 1/2 yr old Boston Terrier Feb. 15 to the Waggin Train Treats. We are furious & heartbroken!!!!!!!!!! We’ve already reported this to the FDA and will be contacting a lawyer in the next two weeks. Any suggestions please let me know.

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      To contact the White House – I used this website:

      You can also use – type in your zip code and it will provide you with a means to write every one of your elected officials in Washington.

  5. Mollie Morrissette

    An old, but still relevant GOA report (June 2012) of the FDA’s food advisory and recall process in it they worried about how the agency would weigh evidence on whether a recall is necessary saying, “the agency cannot ensure that it applies practices uniformly or consistently” or “that it provides clear information for the food industry to follow or consumers and the public to understand.” I think that says it all: it’s a freak show and we’re all in a heap o’ trouble.

  6. Debi C.

    Susan, I love your patriotism, feel the same, this g’vnment is lawless and although not a pessimist, I am a realist and do not see this ever changing with the present administration, it is evident that no amount of petitioning or rational argument is going to change what is going on, they very obviously, do not care about what the people say anymore.

  7. Peter

    The FDA has been getting hammered for its inaction on the Chinese pet treat controversy. It almost seems that this “out of the blue” slapdown of Kasel is a means to somehow quiet some of the over-arching criticizm, and deflect attention from the larger issue of FDA impotence.

  8. Donna

    You’ve been doing a heck of a job with all this, Susan, but did you ever think of putting out one of those on-line petitions? I can’t think of a better way to spread the word and put pressure on the FDA and the administration or whomever you opt to have it sent to. I’ve signed dozens of them and they often seem to get the job done.

  9. Jerry Pappe

    Where is the letter you received from the President?

  10. Jerry Pappe

    What do you mean “moderation”?

  11. Jerry Pappe

    Why didn’t you publish the letter from the President?

  12. Donna Mayo

    Even though I clicked on the response from the White House link, it got me nothing. Please publish the response from the White House about the Chinese treats. Your letter could be easily found, but no the response. Thanks.

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