Hawai‘i Division of Well being Shuts Down Betty’s Seaside Cafe in Lahaina attributable to Cockroach Infestation
Posted on Jul 28, 2023 in Newsroom
LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Division of Well being’s Maui Meals Security Department issued a purple “Closed” placard and instantly shut down Betty’s Seaside Café throughout a grievance and routine follow-up inspections carried out on July 27, 2023 for a cockroach infestation. The institution is situated at 505 Entrance Road, #120, Lahaina, and is operated by J. Group Corp.
Division of Well being’s (DOH) Meals Security Department obtained an nameless grievance concerning cockroach exercise on the entrance bar. In consequence, routine and grievance inspections had been carried out on July 25, 2023. Through the inspections, cockroach exercise was noticed inside the entrance bar, nonetheless, some areas behind the kitchen gear couldn’t be accessed. A number of different crucial violations had been noticed; subsequently, a yellow “Conditional Go” placard was posted.
Throughout a follow-up inspection on July 27, 2023, an lively cockroach infestation together with a number of lively harborage areas was noticed. Each juvenile and grownup cockroach exercise was noticed inside refrigeration items and on and round varied meals contact surfaces. It was decided to shut the restaurant to guard public well being and a purple “Closed” placard was issued.
DOH is requiring the meals institution to take the next corrective actions earlier than the institution might be allowed to reopen:
- Contact knowledgeable pest management firm and focus on an aggressive cockroach remedy and monitoring plan to eradicate the lively roach inhabitants.
- Seal all cracks and openings within the partitions to stop future pest entryways.
- Clear and take away all grease and meals particles all through the kitchen and bar areas.
A follow-up inspection is scheduled for July 31, 2023.
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The Division of Well being’s Meals Security Department protects and promotes the well being of Hawai‘i residents and guests by schooling 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 is usually chargeable for mitigating the consequences of those incidents to stop any future occurrences. The Division of Well being’s meals security specialists attempt to work with enterprise house owners, meals service staff, and the meals business to make sure secure meals preparation and worker hygiene practices.