Yum! Brands doubles lobbying spending in 2Q

by Meat&Poultry staff
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WASHINGTON — Louisville-based Yum! Brands Inc. spent $360,000 in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on food safety and other issues, according to a disclosure report The Associated Press relays. Four of its restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's – are global leaders in the chicken, pizza, Mexican-style food and quick-service seafood categories.

The company’s most recent figure spent is more than double the $150,000 that the fast-food chain spent in the first quarter, and up from the $260,000 it spent in the year-ago period.

Yum also lobbied the federal government on legislation involving labor issues, restaurant-related taxes, health-care reform and global food security, according to the report filed on July 20.

The restaurant chain lobbied both the House and Senate, as well as the Food and Drug Administration, from April through June, the report filed with the House clerk's office reveals.

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