The Associated Press March 15, 2010, 3:00PM ET

Kraft Foods spent $1M lobbying government in 4Q

Kraft Foods Inc. spent $1 million in the fourth quarter to lobby on food safety, nutrition standards and other business matters, according to a recent disclosure report.

The maker of Oreo cookies and Oscar Mayer hot dogs also lobbied on tax reform, trade, advertising, transportation and other issues in the October-December period.

Besides Congress, Kraft, based in Northfield, Ill., lobbied the Food and Drug Administration, Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the report filed Jan. 20 with the House clerk's office.

Abigail Blunt, wife of Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is among those registered to lobby for Kraft, though she does not lobby the House.

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