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Coffee Labeling Measure Deferred


KAILUA-KONA — A measure originally intended to change labeling requirements for coffee blends died quietly with a few passing words Tuesday morning in the state Legislature.

“There was tons and tons of opposition testimony and some concerns from the Department of Agriculture, so the recommendation is to defer (the bill) indefinitely,” said state Sen. Rosalyn Baker, a Maui Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health.

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