LAHAina – The Food Safety Branch of the Hawaii Department of Health has issued a red banner and closed the China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant located at 2580 Kekaa Dr, #116, Lahaina on Maui.
The food establishment, operated by Tay Asian Cuisine, Inc. The red banner is on May 17 and must remain closed until the Ministry of Health conducts a follow-up examination and all violations are resolved.
During a routine inspection on May 17, the Ministry of Health inspector noted the following serious violations:
- rodent droppings throughout the basement and kitchen areas;
- dead rodents and cockroaches in the storage area in the basement and the cooled preparatory cooler;
- the absence of ceiling tiles and a gap in the lower part of the outer door, which allows pests to enter the kitchen;
- Accumulation of food residues and grease throughout the kitchen and basement storage area;
- improper storage of potentially dangerous foods in refrigerators; And
- Clogged hand wash basin.
The Ministry of Health is asking the restaurant to take the following corrective measures before allowing it to reopen:
- Work with a professional pest control contractor to develop a plan to monitor and treat rodents and cockroaches to eliminate current pest infestations;
- Clean the kitchen and basement storage areas of food scraps, shelter, and grease, and fill in any remaining holes or gaps.
A follow-up examination is scheduled by the Food Safety and Vector Control Branches today.
The Food Safety Branch of the Department of Health protects and promotes the health of Hawaii residents and visitors by educating food industry workers and regulating food establishments statewide. The branch performs routine health checks for food establishments where food products are prepared, manufactured, distributed or sold.
To view restaurant inspection reports, go to http://hi.healthinspections.us/hawaii/.
For more information about the department’s welcome program, go to http://health.hawaii.gov/san/.
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