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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 pink “Closed” placard to guard public well being as a result of essential 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 Foremost Road in Wailuku. 

The meals institution obtained the pink 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.

Vital violations famous at inspection embrace:

  • 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 completely used for hand washing as required.
  • Cross-contamination problem 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 should be stepped as much as remove roaches;
  • Facility should be cleaned to take away all pest harborage circumstances, such because the grease build-up and meals particles; and
  • Meals and poisonous chemical storage should be organized to resolve potential cross-contamination of varied 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 schooling of meals trade employees 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 offered.

The department additionally investigates sources of food-borne diseases and potential adulteration. Additionally it is liable for mitigating the consequences of those incidents to forestall any future occurrences. Division of Well being meals security specialists attempt to work with enterprise house owners, foodservice employees, and the meals trade to make sure secure meals preparation practices and sanitary circumstances.    

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