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

Posted on Mar 17, 2023 in Newsroom

WAILUKU, HI – The Hawai‘i Division of Overall health (DOH) has posted a red “Closed” placard to guard public overall health due to crucial 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 Key Street in Wailuku. 

The meals establishment received the red placard on March 15, 2023 and should 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 incorporate:

  • Cockroach infestation in the kitchen, which includes 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 have been not utilized exclusively utilized for hand washing as needed.
  • Cross-contamination problem was observed in a refrigerator with raw eggs becoming stored above vegetables and prepared to consume foods.
  • Cleaning options have 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: 

  • Expert pest handle should be stepped up to do away with roaches
  • Facility should be cleaned to eliminate all pest harborage situations, such as the grease construct-up and meals debris and
  • Meals and toxic chemical storage should be organized to resolve prospective cross-contamination of many foods and contamination from toxic chemical compounds.

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

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

The branch also investigates sources of meals-borne illnesses and prospective adulteration. It is also accountable for mitigating the effects of these incidents to avert any future occurrences. Division of Overall health meals security specialists strive to perform with small business owners, foodservice workers, and the meals business to make certain protected meals preparation practices and sanitary situations.    

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For extra details on the department’s placarding system go to http://overall

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