SAFEWAY SETTLES KONA COFFEE BLEND MISLABELING LAWSUIT

PRESS RELEASE KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION P O Box 5436, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745 April 30, 2013 Contact:  Anita Kelleher,  Kona Coffee Farmers Association  — “Anita Kelleher” <[email protected]>   Tel.  305-934-2248 SAFEWAY SETTLES KONA COFFEE BLEND MISLABELING LAWSUIT Safeway Stores has settled a federal court lawsuit brought by a California consumer alleging damages from deceptive labeling of…

Legislative Alert! Help Needed by Monday 2:45 pm

LEGISLATIVE ALERT!  WE NEED YOUR HELP.   WE NEED EACH KCFA MEMBER TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE ASKING THAT THE STATE OF HAWAII RECOGNIZE CBB AS A DIRE EMERGENCY FOR COFFEE FARMERS. The Background—HB353 (CBB Research and Farmer Support)—This bill was introduced by Kona Representative Nicole Lowen and provides for $500,000…

KCFA SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITION 37 AND CONSUMERS

RESOLUTION OF THE KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITION 37 AND CONSUMERS’ RIGHT TO KNOW WHEREAS, the membership of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association is predominantly made up of small-scale farmers who produce one of the world’s premier specialty crops–100% Kona Coffee; WHEREAS, specialty agricultural crops (including Kona and other Hawaii-grown coffees)…