Oregon Attorney General John Kroger
today released a report
[PDF] covering his first year on the job.
Kroger, a Democrat who won office in 2008, pledged during his campaign to bring new energy to the state's law enforcement post. He and his team did that, busting drug rings, protecting consumers, riding herd on deadbeat dads and establishing an environmental crimes unit among many other accomplishments outlined in the report.
Here's one highlight that until now did not get enough attention:
? COCOA KRISPIEGATE
When the Kellogg Company recently used packaging
that suggested its sugar-laden breakfast cereal
contained ingredients to boost kids' immunity, the
Department of Justice demanded that Kellogg
provide scientific support for their claim. Kellogg
responded by agreeing to remove the language from
its boxes and donate 500,000 boxes of healthy cereal
to the Oregon Food Bank and other organizations
that feed the hungry.