Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) is the largest confectionery, food, and beverage corporation headquartered in the United States. It markets many brands in more than 155 countries. 11 of its brands annually earn more than $1 billion worldwide: Kraft, Cadbury, Oscar Mayer, Maxwell House, Nabisco, Oreo, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Jacobs, Milka, LU, and Trident. 40 of its brands are at least 100 years old.
Campaign Finance$6,881,310 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Lobbying on Behalf of Kraft Foods
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Kraft Foods $15,230,000 Alliance for American Advertising $175,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Food Industry,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Trucking & Shipping,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1799 Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009 H.R.2419 Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 S.510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act H.R.2749 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 H.R.763 Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2011 H.R.2419 Military Personnel War Zone Toxic Exposure Prevention Act H.R.759 Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009 H.R.1332 Safe FEAST Act of 2009 H.R.1618 Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act H.R.3674 Milk Import Tariff Equity Act
RegulationsMentioned in 283 dockets; Submitted to 41 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Kraft Foods" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 4 FDA Health Claim Notification (HCN): Saturated and Trans Fat, Cholesterol and Heart Disease 2006
- Toggle 4 FDA Grated Parmesan Cheese Deviating from Identity Standard 1998
- Toggle 2 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry: Acidified Foods; Availability 2010
- Toggle 2 DOT Mesaba Aviation, Inc. d/b/a Mesaba Airlines - Notice of Intent to Terminate Service at Fort Dodge, Iowa 2001
- Toggle 2 AMS Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Lamb, Pork, Fish, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, and Peanuts Unknown
- Toggle 2 FDA Health Claim Notification Based on Authoritative Statement: for Whole Grains & Coronary Heart Disease 2003
- Toggle 2 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 2 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry: Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Refrigerated or Frozen Ready-To-Eat Foods 2008
- Toggle 1 FDA Whey, Whey Products & Hydrogen Peroxide 1978
- Toggle 1 FMCSA Hours of Service of Drivers 2004
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 21 FDA Grated Parmesan Cheese Deviating from Identity Standard 1998
- Toggle 16 FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls For Human Food 2011
- Toggle 14 EPA CERCLA/EPCRA Administrative Reporting Exemption for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste 2007
- Toggle 13 FDA Investigate Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Product Safety for Use With Pediatric Patients 2012
- Toggle 12 EPA Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Process for Exempting Critical Uses of Methyl Bromide (Framework Allocation Rule) 2003
- Toggle 10 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 10 EPA Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2007 Critical Use Exemption from the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide 2005
- Toggle 9 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/ Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters 2002
- Toggle 8 EPA Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2008 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide 2006
- Toggle 8 FDA Implied Nutrient Content Claim 'Healthy' & Health Claims 1995
EPA Violations3 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Verona Well Field Consent Decree (Cercla)||Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (+25 others)||2006||Battle Creek, Mi||$9,040,000|
|Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site||Kraft Foods Global Inc (+4 others)||2009||Southington, Ct||$4,500,000|
|Petroleum Products Corporation||Kraft Foods North America, Inc. (+84 others)||2001||Pembroke Pines, Fl||$1,017,197|
Advisory Committees6 people on 6 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Kraft Foods" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 1 person on 1 committee