Opinion Letter No. 94-14
August 10, 1994
Green Coffee Beans Importation Records Public
Records maintained by the State Department of Agriculture
concerning the importation of green coffee
beans by the private sector should be made available for public
inspection and copying under the
UIPA. However, any information contained in these records that would
reveal the price or quantity of
the imported green coffee beans constitutes "confidential commercial
and financial information"
protected under the UIPA’s "frustration of a legitimate
government function" exception, and must be
segregated from the records before they are disclosed.