Email A Question For FDA’s Dr. Sundlof

FDADr. Stephen Sundlof of the FDA has agreed to do a radio interview (it will be a taped interview and not live) with Steve Dale of Pet Central. This means that Sundlof will be in the hot seat and he has agreed to answer emailed questions.

If you would like to ask a question, email your question to: Here’s some tips on sending in questions:

Keep in mind, due to constraints of radio, shorter questions will more likely be used, and questions may be edited to be more concise. Only pertinent and respectfully written questions will be considered, but they can be beyond the scope of the recall and pet foods to include pet pharmaceuticals. However, due to time constraints, not all questions can possibly be used.

The interview will air on Sunday, June 24 at 8pm CST and you can listen to the interview online at

Let’s hope that we get some answers to our many questions.

22 Responses to “Email A Question For FDA’s Dr. Sundlof”

  1. Susan says:

    Is there a deadline we submit our questions by? When is this being taped?

  2. E. Hamilton says:

    I posted the below on petconnection and it pretty well sums up my feelings on this. I am sure others will want to participate in the worshipful spin session with Sunny but I only have one thing to say to the FDA,

    I will not be bothering. First, the statement is made to sound like this is some big privilege and I don’t much feel like genuflecting before a proven liar for the joy of hearing yet more lies.
    Second, the questions are to be “respectful” and while I feel many things for Sunny, respect is not on the list.
    Third, unless the bastid is strapped into a polygraph and I have a horse whip in my hand for use at every lie, well, where is the fun in a RADIO interview?

  3. DMS says:

    E. I love your post, and the diminutive “Sunny” is perfect. I can’t really think of anything I would want to ask him either after hearing him in the past. He will probably avoid meaningful questions and give a lot of meaningless answers as he has done. I may listen just to hear him squirm a bit. But since the show is not live, he probably has some editting privileges written into the deal. I wish you could interview him–whip and all.

  4. furmom says:

    I would only have one question: Could pet owners at least have the results of tests be completely transparent so we can choose a pet food? Right now I can’t buy any type of pet food because I don’t know what’s safe. Surely people have the right to know what’s in our food and our pet’s food so we can make a fair choice. Everyone has to eat, it seems a basic right to know what our choices are.

  5. HomeGrown says:


    “Surely people have the right to know what’s in our food and our pet’s food so we can make a fair choice. Everyone has to eat, it seems a basic right to know what our choices are.”

    No, that is what we thought before our eyes were FORCED wide open by the pet food industry.

  6. Anonymous says:

    E.H.: Third, unless the bastid is strapped into a polygraph and I have a horse whip in my hand for use at every lie, well, where is the fun in a RADIO interview?

    LOL. He’s about as useful as a one-lgd man at a “butt”kickin’.

  7. 4lgdfriend says:

    E.H., I’ll go there w you.
    wash it down w acetaminophen dissolved in hot cyanuric acid
    and then you can

  8. 4lgdfriend says:

    Dear Sunny,
    Who are you protecting by hiding information? When will you comply and turning over full answers to all questions in unredacted form?

    Do you currently or have you ever held stock or any investment, or has any member of your family, in any entity connected with the petfood scandal?

    When was the last time you were offered monetary incentive by an importer or manufacturer?

    Do you believe in karma?

  9. HomeGrown says:

    4lgdfriend Says:

    June 8th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    “Do you believe in karma?”

    Ooooh I want to hear him stutter to that question! Ask it! Ask it!

  10. E. Hamilton says:

    Karma can have him and the rest of the weasels when I am done with them and not before!

  11. 3FURS says:

    No bad deed goes unpunished—better now–worse later. They can not believe in an after life, or they would be more careful of their souls. All the sin they have caused, has to be rectified. AND IT WILL.

  12. Sharon says:

    Karma was the first thing I thought of when I heard Bush had food poisoning. I hope he ate something laced with melamine, cyanuric acid, and acetaminophen.

  13. 3FURS says:

    I wonder what the world-wide death toll of animals is due to this mass poisoning. All creatures and inert matter have energy. When the breath goes out of the living creatures, their energy stays. Due to how and why they died, there will be reprocussions for all those who caused it, those who covered it up, and those who abetted them in any way. They should be very fearful. ” revenge is mine, sayeth the Lord”. Now regardless of who you believe is the ruler of this universe–there is someone much greater than these meer mortals. And it’s time they realized that.

  14. Buster says:

    How did you get that job, Sundlof?

  15. E. Hamilton says:

    Sunny was appointed by President Bush on Dec 7, a year or two ago, a date that now has two reasons to be infamous.
    He sure Pearl Harbored us and our pets!

  16. Susan says:

    Sunny boy, were you born an overbearing, pompous, condescending, patronizing, lying sack of Siberian sheep sh*t, or did you study it in school?

  17. Tamar says:

    I have to agree with E Hamilton. I am trying to find a “polite” way to ask how are we supposed to know what foods are safe when they won’t tell us which ones tested positive for toxins???? It’s really REALLY hard to find a nice way to ask that when it is clearly so RIDICULOUS that this info has not been released. The obvious and honest answer (which you will not be getting from them anyway) is tough luck, we don’t care what happens to your pet as long as the pet food copmpanies keep making moeny. UGGGHHHH!!!!!!

    I dont’ like to wish bad things on people so I hope no one gets sick from tainited food. But if it does come to that I HOPE it is the folks making these horrible decisions that get sick!!! And I darn sure hope they don’t have any pets because clearly they don’e care one bit about animals.

  18. Maureen says:

    The following is Dr. Stephen Sundlof’s bio. I would think that the basic question is: After a distinguished career in veterinary medicine, and as the chief veterinarian for the FDA, how can you stomach your current job in which you have first hand knowledge of pet foods and ingredients that are killing our pets and are still on store shelves, yet you have no regulatory authority to either demand recalls or even release the names of those companies and brands? Seems like you are only regulating the public’s right to know where the toxins are.

    “Stephen Sundlof is Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration. He served on the faculty of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine from 1980 through 1994 where he held the rank of professor.”

    “Dr. Sundlof has published numerous articles in scientific journals on drug residues and food safety. He has presented more than 100 invited lectures at national and international meetings. He presently serves as chairman of the WHO/FAO Codex Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods and is past president of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He received both his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Illinois, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology.”

  19. Kiki says:

    If they haven’t been forthright, upfront, timely, and honest at any time during this on-going debacle, why in holy melamine would we think that this question-answer dog and pony show would reveal anything new? THIS IS A BIG WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS. IF I HAD MY WAY, I WOULD GIVE YOU BASTIDS A HUGE PAY CUT AND A BIG FAT STEEL-TOED BOOT OUT OF THERE….

    Thank you.

  20. Nancy L. says:

    In case these friendly responses are being monitored by Sunny’s minions, I just want to say that this 76 year old bereaved dog-mom seconds all these comments in spades. Sunny, et al, you could have saved my dogs, you sh*ts, and you chose to look the other way and then mouth lies and platitudes when exposed.

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  22. Terry quinn says:

    I purchased an bag of food lion crunchy bites 18 lb bag, this morning all my cats have been throwing up and bright red blood! No other common denominator than new food! Has their been any other complaints? Bought it at the food lion in Denver nc

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