Kraft Foods, Inc., as successor to National Dairy Products Corporation, has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to set aside a 1967 order that prohibits Kraft from discriminating in price between different purchasers of its jam, jelly and preserve products, where the effect of such discrimination may be to lessen competition substantially. Kraft submitted the petition pursuant to the FTC's "sunsetting" policy for competition orders, under which the FTC presumes the public interest requires setting aside such orders when they are more than 20 years old.
The petition will be subject to public comment for 30 days, until Aug. 24.
Kraft is based in Northfield, Illinois.
Comments on the petition should be addressed to the FTC, Office of the Secretary, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.
Copies of the petition and the 1967 order, as amended in 1982, are available from the FTC's Public Reference Branch, Room 130, same address as above: 202-326-2222; TTY for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it happens, call the FTC's NewsPhone at 202-326-2710. FTC news releases and other documents also are availble on the Internet at the FTC's World Wide Web Site at http://www.ftc.gov
(FTC Docket No. 8548)