Mars, Incorporated is a worldwide manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products with US$30 billion in annual sales in 2008, and is ranked as the 5th largest privately-held company in the United States by Forbes. Headquartered in McLean, unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, the company is entirely owned by the Mars family. Mars operates in six business segments in the U.S.: Chocolate (Hackettstown, New Jersey) , Petcare (Franklin, Tennessee), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (Chicago, Illinois), Food (Los Angeles, California), Drinks (West Chester, Pennsylvania), and Symbioscience (Rockville, Maryland).
Campaign Finance$25,575 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of Mars Inc
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Mars Inc $3,240,000 Alliance for American Advertising $40,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Food Industry,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Foreign Relations
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act H.R.2749 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 S.934 Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act of 2009 H.R.5504 Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 H.R.977 Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 S.1691 Comprehensive Derivatives Regulation Act of 2009 H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 H.R.2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.5297 Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010
RegulationsMentioned in 4 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
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.
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Mars Inc" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 3 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 1 FDA Revise Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Affirmation Regulation for High Fructose Corn Syrup to Recognize "Corn Sugar" as an Alternate Common or Usual Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup-CLOSED 2010
- Toggle 1 CPSC Interpretation of "Children's Products" 2010
- Toggle 1 USDA Task Force on Childhood Obesity 2010
Advisory Committees1 person on 1 committee
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.