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Department of Health approves reopening of Lahaina restaurant, violations corrected

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The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch issued a green placard to a Lahaina restaurant, and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection found that all critical food safety violations were corrected.

Lahaina Fish Company located at 831 Front Street, Lahaina, had received a red placard on July 26, and was immediately closed.

A follow up inspection was conducted on Aug. 4 and found all critical violations were resolved.

DOH required the food establishment to take the following corrective actions before another follow up inspection was to be conducted:

  • Eradicate the roach infestation by increasing the frequency of pest control treatments and continued monitoring of the juvenile and adult populations.
  • Send pest control invoices and a pest treatment plan to the district inspector; and
  • Conduct deep cleaning of all areas to remove food debris and grease build up.
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The DOH’s Food Safety Branch conducts routine health inspections of food establishments where food products are prepared, manufactured, distributed, or sold.

The branch also investigates the sources of food borne illnesses and potential adulteration; and is charged with mitigating the effects of these incidents to prevent any future occurrences.

Restaurant inspection reports are available online at: http://hi.healthinspections.us/hawaii/.

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