Hawaiʻi Coffee Labeling Law Set for Major Overhaul

Hawaiʻi Coffee Labeling Law Set for Major Overhaul

Hawaiʻi's new coffee bill aims to ensure honesty in labeling. Senate Bill 2298, awaiting the governor's signature, mandates that coffee labeled "locally sourced" must contain at least 51% local coffee. This move seeks to protect local farmers and reduce deceptive marketing practices. Critics argue it could lead to higher prices and reduced consumer choices. The bill follows a long battle by local farmers for more stringent labeling standards. If signed, the law will take effect in July 2027, marking a significant win for Hawaiʻi's coffee industry.

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