Legislators Introduce Stricter Kona Coffee Labeling Laws

HAWAI ĽI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Hale o nńĀ Luna Maka‚ÄėńĀinana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2024 House Communications: Cathy S. Lee | 808-587-7242 KONA LEGISLATORS INTRODUCE STRICTER KONA COFFEE LABELING LAWS Measures boost economic support and advocate for local coffee farmers Kona, Hawai Ľi¬†‚Äď During the 2024 legislative session, Kona lawmakers have introduced bills dedicated to imposing…

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Brendan Schultz: US House Hawaii District 2

In a federal court class action lawsuit, Kona coffee farmers have recovered more than $15 million in settlement payments from companies accused of marketing fraudulent Kona coffee. More effective than lawsuits, however, would be active enforcement of fair labeling laws by the FDA. ¬†What ideas do you have to accomplish that? The first policy that…

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Joe Akana: US House Hawaii District 2

In a federal court class action lawsuit, Kona coffee farmers have recovered more than $15 million in settlement payments from companies accused of marketing fraudulent Kona coffee. More effective than lawsuits, however, would be active enforcement of fair labeling laws by the FDA. ¬†What ideas do you have to accomplish that? In order to combat…

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County Of Hawaii Resolution 223 21

COUNTY OF HAWAII – STATE OF HawaiiRESOLUTION NO. 223 21 . A RESOLUTION URGING THE HAWAII STATE LEGISLATURE TO AMENDCOFFEE LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR BLENDS OF GEOGRAPHICALLYNAMED HAWAII-GROWN COFFEE. WHEREAS, Hawaii- grown coffee is known throughout the world as a premier,specialty coffee that is recognized for its unique aroma and rich flavor; and WHEREAS, coffee has…

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Hawaii County Council Hearing Agenda

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS,RELATIONS, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT16′ h SessionORDER OF BUSINESSWest Hawaii Civic Center74- 5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building AKailua- Kona, HawaiiOctober 19, 202110: 30 a. m.Pursuant to Governor Ige’ s most recent proclamation, in order to minimizephysical contact and maximize social distancing, this meeting willnot be open to the public. Oral Public Testimony: The…

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Hawaii Legislative Remote Testimony for 2021

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Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates 2020 Q and A

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Hawaii County Mayoral Candidates   QUESTION ONE: On October 15, 2014, the Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 501-14 requesting the State Legislature to adopt legislation requiring the use of Hawaii geographic-origin names in the labeling or advertising of a Hawaii coffee blend only if the blend contains…

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US House of Representatives, District 2 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to Candidates for US House of Representatives, District 2 Question One: Counterfeiting and deceptive labeling of Kona and other¬†Hawaii-grown coffee products occurs all too often on the Mainland–with adverse¬†economic impact to Hawaii’s coffee growers and damage to the reputation of Hawaii-grown coffee. ¬† The federal Food and Drug Administration has…

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Hawaii County Council 2020

Kona Coffee Farmers Association Questions to West Hawaii County Council Candidates QUESTIONS: On October 15, 2014, the Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 501-14 requesting the State Legislature to adopt legislation requiring the use of Hawaii geographic-origin names in the labeling or advertising of a Hawaii coffee blend only if the blend contains at…

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