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Information Releases from Division of Well being


Mar 18, 2023

Hawai‘i Division of Well being closes JB,S Kitchen and Lounge in Wailuku

Posted on Mar 17, 2023 in Newsroom

WAILUKU, HI – The Hawai‘i Division of Well being (DOH) has posted a crimson “Closed” placard to guard public well being as a result of crucial meals security violations at JB,S Kitchen and Lounge. The restaurant owned and operated by JB,S Kitchen and Lounge, LLC, is positioned at 752B Decrease Fundamental Avenue in Wailuku. 

The meals institution obtained the crimson placard on March 15, 2023 and should stay closed till all violations are resolved and DOH permits the restaurant to reopen to the general public.

Crucial violations famous at inspection embody:

  • Cockroach infestation within the kitchen, together with on partitions and pipes over flour and batter on the deep-fry station.
  • An accumulation of grease and meals particles was noticed on and across the range, which serves as a meals supply for roaches.
  • Hand-wash sinks weren’t used solely used for hand washing as required.
  • Cross-contamination subject was noticed in a fridge with uncooked eggs being saved above greens and able to eat meals.
  • Cleansing options have been noticed saved over raw pasta and baking soda within the dry storage cupboard.

The well being division is requiring the meals institution to take the next corrective actions earlier than they are going to be allowed to reopen: 

  • Skilled pest management have to be stepped as much as eradicate roaches;
  • Facility have to be cleaned to take away all pest harborage circumstances, such because the grease build-up and meals particles; and
  • Meals and poisonous chemical storage have to be organized to resolve potential cross-contamination of assorted meals and contamination from poisonous chemical substances.

A follow-up inspection is scheduled for March 17, 2023.   

The Division of Well being Meals Security Department protects and promotes the well being of Hawai‘i residents and guests by means of training of meals business staff and regulation of meals institutions statewide. The department conducts routine well being inspections of meals institutions the place meals merchandise are ready, manufactured, distributed, or bought.

The department additionally investigates sources of food-borne sicknesses and potential adulteration. It’s also accountable for mitigating the consequences of those incidents to forestall any future occurrences. Division of Well being meals security specialists attempt to work with enterprise homeowners, foodservice staff, and the meals business to make sure protected meals preparation practices and sanitary circumstances.    

To view restaurant inspection stories, go to http://hello.healthinspections.us/hawaii/.

For extra info on the division’s placarding program go to http://well being.hawaii.gov/san/.

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