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Mar 18, 2023

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

Posted on Mar 17, 2023 in Newsroom

WAILUKU, HI – The Hawai‘i Division of Wellness (DOH) has posted a red “Closed” placard to shield public overall health due to vital meals security violations at JB,S Kitchen and Lounge. The restaurant owned and operated by JB,S Kitchen and Lounge, LLC, is situated at 752B Decrease Principal Street in Wailuku. 

The meals establishment received the red placard on March 15, 2023 and have to stay closed till all violations are resolved and DOH makes it possible for the restaurant to reopen to the public.

Vital violations noted at inspection consist of:

  • Cockroach infestation in the kitchen, such as on walls and pipes more than flour and batter at the deep-fry station.
  • An accumulation of grease and meals debris was observed on and about the stove, which serves as a meals supply for roaches.
  • Hand-wash sinks had been not utilized exclusively utilized for hand washing as expected.
  • Cross-contamination situation was observed in a refrigerator with raw eggs becoming stored above vegetables and prepared to consume foods.
  • Cleaning options had been observed stored more than uncooked pasta and baking soda in the dry storage cabinet.

The overall health division is requiring the meals establishment to take the following corrective actions ahead of they will be permitted to reopen: 

  • Experienced pest manage have to be stepped up to eradicate roaches
  • Facility have to be cleaned to get rid of all pest harborage circumstances, such as the grease construct-up and meals debris and
  • Meals and toxic chemical storage have to be organized to resolve possible cross-contamination of several foods and contamination from toxic chemical substances.

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

The Division of Wellness Meals Security Branch protects and promotes the overall health of Hawai‘i residents and guests by way of education of meals sector workers and regulation of meals establishments statewide. The branch conducts routine overall health inspections of meals establishments exactly where meals goods are ready, manufactured, distributed, or sold.

The branch also investigates sources of meals-borne illnesses and possible adulteration. It is also accountable for mitigating the effects of these incidents to protect against any future occurrences. Division of Wellness meals security specialists strive to operate with enterprise owners, foodservice workers, and the meals sector to make sure protected meals preparation practices and sanitary circumstances.    

To view restaurant inspection reports, go to http://hi.healthinspections.us/hawaii/.

For a lot more details on the department’s placarding plan go to http://overall health.hawaii.gov/san/.

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