REPORT TITLE:
MacNut Labeling


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes additional labeling requirements for macadamia nuts.
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           S.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 486-120.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "[[]486-120.5[]]  Macadamia nuts; labeling requirements.
 
 4 (a)  If a label on a consumer package contains language that all
 
 5 of the raw or processed macadamia nuts contained in the package
 
 6 were grown in Hawaii, the label shall be worded, "100% Hawaii-
 
 7 Grown Macadamia Nuts", "Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts", "100%
 
 8 Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts", or "Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts", and shall
 
 9 appear on the principal display panel of the package.
 
10      (b)  All nonconsumer packages containing macadamia nuts
 
11 grown in the State and introduced into intrastate or interstate
 
12 commerce, shall bear on the package a label containing language
 
13 that the package contains Hawaii-grown macadamia nuts.  This
 
14 label shall be in addition to all other labeling requirements
 
15 specified in this chapter.
 
16      (c)  Any person keeping, offering, displaying, exposing for
 
17 sale, or soliciting for sale, any raw or processed macadamia nut
 
18 product, which represents or which is branded or labeled that the
 
19 macadamia nuts were grown in Hawaii, shall make available to the
 

 
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 1 administrator, upon demand, documented proof that one hundred per
 
 2 cent of the macadamia nuts were grown in the State.
 
 3      (d)  It shall be a violation of this part to use a label
 
 4 containing the words, "100% Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts",
 
 5 "Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts", "100% Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts", or
 
 6 "Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts", or similar wording if any portion of
 
 7 the macadamia nuts contained in the package are not grown in the
 
 8 State.
 
 9      [(e)  For purposes of subsections (a), (b) and (c), only one
 
10 hundred per cent Hawaii grown macadamia nuts may be labeled
 
11 either "100% Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts" or "Hawaii-Grown
 
12 Macadamia Nuts".]"
 
13      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
14 New statutory material is underscored.
 
15      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 3000.