In stating its opposition to HB 280, the KCFA
urged for the increase of state inspectors to a manageable number, which did not happen.
President Bondera believes that "Kona coffee farmers need the support of Hawaii to protect their crop and their livelihoods, and that these goals are best achieved through state-level protection from the consumer deception which is currently permitted.
Boycott resolution also noted that Safeway had for more than four months failed to respond to a letter from HDOA Chairman Russell Kokubun sent to Safeway strongly urging voluntary compliance with our coffee labeling laws.
Bruce Corker, Chair of the KCFA
Legislative Committee, said "KFCA is calling on customers in Hawaii and on the mainland to boycott Safeway stores until Safeway accurately labels its coffee.
In the division's remaining fixture Dengo United (Drew Hyland, Jay Penny and Thomas Hallaghan) edged Seymour KCFA
(Billy Rogan and Liam Smith) 3-2.
What the KCFA
does object to is labeling of a 90% foreign coffee in a bag as a 'Kona blend.
Quarry Bank OB beat Liver Academy 2-1 with Dave McParland on target for the victors as KCFA
beat Alder Reserves 3-2 and Warbreck Reserves beat Old Xaverians Reserves 4-3 thanks to doubles from Paul Pruden and James King.
What do we need to do to get effective Agricultural legislation to protect what we are doing right now, in the fields," said Cecelia Smith of the KCFA
The Western edged out Seymour KCFA
5-3 while the game between the Flathouse and Oyster Martyrs was abandoned at 2-2.