Made in Hawaii Festival: August 19-21 at Blaisdell Center

The annual Made in Hawaii festival is coming to the Neil Blaisdell Center in Honolulu this weekend, August 19-21. The event features what else? Hawaiian crafted products! Everything you’ll find at the Made in Hawaii fest is produced right here in the Hawaiian Islands! Admission is only $4! In addition to local vendors selling everything from handbags to clothes and artworks to snacks, you’ll find live entertainment from Hawaii’s popular performers!

Who’s performing at the festival?
Friday, August 19 — 11 a.m., Jerry Santos; 1 p.m., Melveen Leed; 3 p.m., Jay Larrin; 5 p.m., Ben and Maila; and 7 p.m., Maunalua Saturday, August 20 — 11 a.m., Napua Makua; 1 p.m., KumZ, 3 p.m., Hot Club of Hulaville; and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Kani Ka Pila Talent Search. Sunday, August 21 — 11 a.m., Makena; 1 p.m. Eddie Kamae; and 3 p.m. Danny Couch.

If you’re in search of Hawaiian cuisine and local foods…

Look no further than the 2011 Made in Hawaii celebration! Friday, August 19 features Jason Takemura of Hukilau Honolulu and Pagoda Floating Restaurant at 2pm. Two hours later, Colin Hazama of Kai Market showcases his talent at 4pm. And at 6pm the festival features Johan Svensson of BLT Steak . Saturday, August 20 features Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Grill & Bar at 12pm noon. Elmer Guzman of Poke Stop comes on at 2pm. John Memering of Cactus arrives at 4pm. And at 6pm, Pepe Vega of Just Tacos
 is featured. 
Sunday, August 21 features Marc McDowell of Makena Beach & Golf Resort at 12pm noon. Later on at 2pm is Michael Moorhouse of Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Did You Know? ‘Made in Hawaii’ Follows State Law Regulation

From http://www.madeinhawaiifestival.com
MADE IN HAWAII PRODUCTS §486-119 Hawaii-made products; Hawaii-processed products. (a) No person shall keep, offer, display or expose for sale, or solicit for the sale of any item, product, souvenir, or any other merchandise that is labeled “made in Hawaii” or that by any other means misrepresents the origin of the item as being from any place within the State, or uses the phrase “made in Hawaii” as an advertising or media tool for any craft item that has not been manufactured, assembled, fabricated, or produced within the State and that has not had at least fifty-one per cent of its wholesale value added by manufacture, assembly, fabrication, or production within the State. (b) Subsection (a) notwithstanding, no person shall keep, offer, display, expose for sale, or solicit the sale of any perishable consumer commodity that is labeled “made in Hawaii”, “produced in Hawaii”, or “processed in Hawaii” or that by any other means represents the origin of the perishable consumer commodity as being from any place within the State, or use the phrase “made in Hawaii”, “produced in Hawaii”, or “processed in Hawaii” as an advertising or media tool for any perishable consumer commodity, unless the perishable consumer commodity is wholly or partially manufactured, processed, or produced within the State from raw materials that originate from inside or outside the State and at least fifty-one per cent of the wholesale value of the perishable consumer commodity is added by manufacture, processing, or production within the State. [L 1991, c 153, pt of §6; am L 2009, c 80, §2] NI’IHAU SHELLS [§486-118.5] Ni‛ihau shells; representing content. (a) For the purposes of this section, “Ni‛ihau shells” means seashells harvested from the island of Ni‛ihau, its waters, or its beaches. (b) Except as provided herein, no person shall offer, display, expose for sale, or solicit for sale any product or jewelry item fabricated, processed, or manufactured with seashells, that is described, labeled, or identified using the term “Ni’ihau” or “Niihau”, either alone or in conjunction with other words, or in a trade or brand name, unless: (1) One hundred per cent of all shells in the product or jewelry item are Ni‛ihau shells; and (2) The product or jewelry item is fabricated, processed, or manufactured entirely within this State. (c) Any product or jewelry item that consists of at least eighty per cent Ni‛ihau shells, by count, and that meets the requirement of subsection (b)(2), may be described, labeled, or identified using the term “contains”, followed immediately by the nearest whole number representing the percentage of Ni‛ihau shells, by count, contained in the product or jewelry item, followed by the term, “% Ni‛ihau shells” or “% Niihau shells”. [L 2004, c 91, §1] ACACIA KOA WOOD [§486-119.5] Acacia koa wood; representing content. In addition to all other label and branding requirements, no person shall offer, display, expose for sale, or solicit for the sale of any timber, lumber, wood, or wood product described or labeled using the term “koa”, either alone or in conjunction with other words unless the item is Acacia koa. Nothing in this section shall prevent the use of the term “koa” to describe wood products which are in part made of Acacia koa and, in part, other materials provided that the extent to which Acacia koa is utilized in the wood product is not misrepresented. [L 2002, c 18, §2] MILK [§486-120] “Island fresh” milk. (a) No person shall keep, offer, display, expose for sale, or solicit for the sale of any processed milk or milk product which is labeled with the term “island fresh”, or like terms, or which by any other means misrepresents the origin of the item as being from any place within the State unless the processed milk or milk product has been at least ninety per cent, by weight, produced in the State. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer to sell to a consumer, or expose for sale to a consumer, any processed milk or milk product for human consumption which has been at least ninety per cent produced within the State, without providing notice to the consumer that the processed milk or milk product has been locally produced. The notice shall be made by displaying on a conspicuous area on the principal display panels of the carton or container a label or sign printed in bold face or other distinctive type stating that the product is “island fresh” or using another similar term. (c) For the purpose of this section: “Carton” or “container” means a package containing processed milk or milk products. “Consumer” means any person who purchases processed milk or milk products. “Processed milk or milk product” means processed fresh milk and fresh milk products. [L 1991, c 153, pt of §6] MACADAMIA NUTS §486-120.5 Macadamia nuts; labeling requirements. (a) If a label on a consumer package contains language that all of the raw or processed macadamia nuts contained in the package were grown in Hawaii, the label shall be worded, “100% Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts”, “Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts”, “100% Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts”, or “Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts”, and shall appear on the principal display panel of the package. (b) If a label on a consumer package contains language that a portion of the raw or processed macadamia nuts contained in the package was grown in Hawaii, the label shall be worded “Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts”, preceded by the per cent by weight of the macadamia nuts contained in the package that were grown in Hawaii, and shall appear on the principal display panel of the package. The per cent by weight of the macadamia nuts in the package shall be the percentage calculated by dividing the weight in pounds of the macadamia nuts grown in Hawaii that are in the package by the weight in pounds of all macadamia nuts in the package and multiplying the quotient by one hundred. (c) All nonconsumer packages containing macadamia nuts grown in the State and introduced into intrastate or interstate commerce shall bear on the package a label containing language that the package contains Hawaii-grown macadamia nuts. This label shall be in addition to all other labeling requirements specified in this chapter. (d) Any person keeping, offering, displaying, exposing for sale, or soliciting for sale, any raw or processed macadamia nut product, which represents or which is branded or labeled that all or a percentage or portion of the macadamia nuts were grown in Hawaii, shall make available to the administrator, upon demand, documented proof that the amount of macadamia nuts represented to be grown in the State, was grown in the State. (e) It shall be a violation of this part: (1) To use a label containing the words, “100% Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts”, “Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts”, “100% Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts”, or “Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts”, or similar wording, or to otherwise represent that all of the macadamia nuts in the package were grown in Hawaii, if any portion of the macadamia nuts contained in the package was not grown in the State; (2) To use a label, as provided for under subsection (b), containing the words “Hawaii-Grown Macadamia Nuts” preceded by a percentage, if less than the specified percentage or none of the macadamia nuts in the package was grown in the State; or (3) To use a label representing that any of the macadamia nuts contained in the package was grown in the State, if none of the macadamia nuts contained in the package was grown in the State. (f) Any person who violates this section shall be subject to penalties under section 486-32. [L 1991, c 110, §1; am L 1999, c 82, §1; am L 2007, c 164, §1] COFFEE §486-120.6 Hawaii-grown roasted or instant coffee; labeling requirements. (a) In addition to all other labeling requirements, the identity statement used for labeling or advertising roasted or instant coffee produced in whole or in part from Hawaii-grown green coffee beans shall meet the following requirements: (1) For roasted or instant coffee that contains one hundred per cent Hawaii-grown coffee by weight the identity statement shall consist of either: (A) The geographic origin of the Hawaii-grown coffee, in coffee consisting of beans from only one geographic origin, followed by the word “Coffee”; provided that the geographic origin may be immediately preceded by the term “100%”; or (B) The per cent coffee by weight of one of the Hawaii-grown coffees, used in coffee consisting of beans from several geographic origins, followed by the geographic origin of the weight-specified coffee and the terms “Coffee” and “All Hawaiian”; (2) For roasted or instant coffee consisting of a blend of one or more Hawaii-grown coffees and coffee not grown in Hawaii, the per cent coffee by weight of one of the Hawaii-grown coffees used in the blend, followed by the geographic origin of the weight-specified coffee and the term “Coffee Blend”; and (3) Each word or character in the identity statement shall be of the same type size and shall be contiguous. The smallest letter or character of the identity statement on packages of sixteen ounces or less net weight shall be at least one and one-half times the type size required under federal law for the statement of net weight or three-sixteenths of an inch in height, whichever is smaller. The smallest letter or character of the identity statement on packages of greater than sixteen ounces net weight shall be at least one and one-half times the type size required under federal law for the statement of net weight. The identity statement shall be conspicuously displayed without any intervening material in a position above the statement of net weight. Upper and lower case letters may be used interchangeably in the identity statement. (b) A listing of the geographic origins of the various Hawaii-grown coffees and the regional origins of the various coffees not grown in Hawaii that are included in a blend may be shown on the label. If used, this list shall consist of the term “Contains:”, followed by, in descending order of per cent by weight and separated by commas, the respective geographic origin or regional origin of the various coffees in the blend that the manufacturer chooses to list. Each geographic origin or regional origin may be preceded by the per cent of coffee by weight represented by that geographic origin or regional origin, expressed as a number followed by the per cent sign. The type size used for this list shall not exceed half that of the identity statement. This list shall appear below the identity statement, if included on the front panel of the label. (c) It shall be a violation of this section: (1) To use the identity statement specified in subsection (a)(1)(A) or similar terms in labeling or advertising unless the package of roasted or instant coffee contains one hundred per cent coffee from that one geographic origin; (2) To use a geographic origin in labeling or advertising, including in conjunction with a coffee style or in any other manner, if the roasted or instant coffee contains less than ten per cent coffee by weight from that geographic origin; (3) To use a geographic origin in advertising roasted or instant coffee, including advertising in conjunction with a coffee style or in any other manner, without disclosing the percentage of coffee used from that geographic origin as described in subsection (a)(1)(B) and [(a)](2); (4) To use a geographic origin in labeling or advertising roasted or instant coffee, including in conjunction with a coffee style or in any other manner, if the green coffee beans used in that roasted or instant coffee do not meet the grade standard requirements of rules adopted under chapter 147; (5) To misrepresent, on a label or in advertising of a roasted or instant coffee, the per cent coffee by weight of any coffee from a geographic origin or regional origin; or (6) To use the term “All Hawaiian” on a label or in advertising of a roasted or instant coffee if the roasted or instant coffee is not produced entirely from green coffee beans produced in geographic origins defined in this chapter. (d) Roasters, manufacturers, or other persons who package roasted or instant coffee covered by this section shall maintain, for a period of two years, records on the volume and geographic origin or regional origin of coffees purchased and sold and any other records required by the department for the purpose of enforcing this section. Authorized employees of the department shall have access to these records during normal business hours. (e) For the purpose of this section: “Geographic origin” means the geographic regions in which Hawaii-grown green coffee beans are produced, as defined in rules adopted under chapter 147; provided that the term “Hawaiian” may be substituted for the geographic origin “Hawaii”. “Per cent coffee by weight” means the percentage calculated by dividing the weight in pounds of roasted green coffee beans of one geographic or regional origin used in a production run of roasted or instant coffee, by the total weight in pounds of the roasted green coffee beans used in that production run of roasted or instant coffee, and multiplying the quotient by one hundred. [L 1991, c 289, §2; am L 1995, c 103, §1; am L 2002, c 258, §1] MISBRANDING LAW [§486-118] Misbranding. (a) No person shall deliver for introduction, hold for introduction or introduce into the State; or keep, offer, or expose for sale; or sell any consumer commodity which is misrepresented or misbranded in any manner. (b) The board, pursuant to section 486-7 and chapter 91, shall adopt rules relating to misbranding. The rules may: (1) Require any person involved in the manufacture, processing, production, assembly, fabrication, or importation of a specified consumer commodity to keep and make available for inspection or copying by the administrator adequate records to substantiate the source of the consumer commodity, or in the case of blends, the source of such constituents, as may be required by the board; (2) Establish fanciful names or terms, and in the case of blends, minimum constituent content by weight, to be used in labeling to differentiate a specific consumer commodity from an imitation or look-alike; and (3) Establish requirements to reconcile the respective volumes of specific consumer commodities received versus the total amounts output, either as whole or processed product or as blends. In addition, the board may adopt other rules as it deems necessary for the correct and informative labeling of consumer commodities. [L 1991, c 153, pt of §6]

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