30 Jan '16, 7pm

Hawaii Senators Renew Efforts to Revise Regional Blend Labeling Laws

“Blending cheaper commodity coffees from Vietnam, Mexico, Panama, Africa, and other foreign countries, to fill 90 percent of the coffee blend enriches corporations based in the continental United States who own the Hawaii blending companies with immense excess profits, without any benefit to Hawaii coffee farmers,” Ruderman’s Senate Bill 2519 argues. “The blending of various roasts and origins by coffee roasters to create unique flavor profiles is an acceptable practice, as opposed to deceptive labeling of blends by using misleading geographic origin names, which violates basic principles of consumer protection and fair marketing.”

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/01/30/hawaii-senators-ren...

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