It isn't the government's fault that I'm fat


Connecticut's publicity-loving Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has struck again. This time, the nation's food companies are in his sights.

According to the New York Times, Blumenthal is investigating the Smart Choices labeling campaign that "promotes products like Froot Loops and mayonnaise as nutritionally smart choices." He has sent letters requesting information to Kellogg's Co. (K), PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) and General Mills Inc. (GIS) about what he considers overly simplistic nutritional language.

In an interview with DailyFinance, Blumenthal denied that his office was trying to tell people what to eat. He also pointed out that it is appropriate for his office to look into the issue,

"Each of the states -- all 50 of them -- have laws against deceptive or misleading advertising," he said.