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Food and beverage manufacturers doing business in the US must now comply with more stringent important food safety regulations. more

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The government of Assam awarded an interim pay raise of  $0.45 per day through 2019 as negotiations continue over wage parity in the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. more

Tea Report

Tea sector players demand that the government remove 38 of the multiple levies and fees they pay. more

Tea Report

Propisition 65

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The reason coffee sold in California must carry a warning label is to inform consumers of the potential hazard from drinking potential carcinogens. But what if the proven overall benefit in reducing cancers outweighs the potential harm? more

News

New legislation designed to overhaul the coffee industry has passed the government’s cabinet, according to a New Vision news report. The law also repeals the legal backbone of the Uganda Coffee Development Authority. more

Coffee Report

Propisition 65

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California has repealed Proposition 65 warnings. But, squelch the impulse to cheer. It’s a repeal with a monstrous replacement. more

Features

Nestlé SA wants to double its production of Dolce Gusto coffee pods at a Brazilian facility. To reach its goal, however, the multinational company is investing in some research and development. more

Coffee Report

Officials in Costa Rica are trying to end a 30-year ban on robusta production in order to combat climate change and improve farm incomes. more

Coffee Report

Farmers have reported growing crop losses that leave them at a “crippling disadvantage” in world markets. more

Tea Report

The Philippine government intends to expand its nation’s coffee industry, reducing coffee bean imports and promoting exports. To reach that goal, officials are setting a new export target. more

Coffee Report

The import battle between India and Vietnam appears to have come to an end. Multiple sources report that both countries have canceled bans issued in early March. more

Coffee Report

The Government of India broke with tradition in May by naming the first coffee grower to chair the Coffee Board of India and the first tea planter to chair the Tea Board of India. more

News

The import battle between India and Vietnam appears to have come to an end. Multiple sources report that both countries have canceled bans issued in early March. more

Coffee Report

Private tea master credentials are no longer permitted. more

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A proposed coffee tax to finance education would be controversial in caffeinated Oregon but officials say the idea won’t survive the heat of the legislative roasting process. more

Coffee Report

Sri Lanka's prime minister says it is time to focus on the future and on the nation’s ability “to compete successfully in a dynamic global market place.” more

Tea Report

A Ugandan farmers union wants a new law to protect the quality of coffee exported from the country. more

Coffee Report

Government officials, looking for ideas on how to revive Kenya’s coffee industry, have created a group to coordinate a strategy. more

Coffee Report

Legislators are considering replacing the Coffee Act, 1942, as it “no longer serves the purpose,” according to Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. more

News

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has recently established a scheme to promote good quality Japanese tea. more

Tea Report

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