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 defend public well being due to important 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 Reduce Primary 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 enables the restaurant to reopen to the public.

Important violations noted at inspection involve:

  • 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 had been not utilized exclusively utilized for hand washing as essential.
  • Cross-contamination situation was observed in a refrigerator with raw eggs getting 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 well being division is requiring the meals establishment to take the following corrective actions ahead of they will be permitted to reopen: 

  • Specialist pest manage should be stepped up to get rid of roaches
  • Facility should be cleaned to get rid of all pest harborage situations, such as the grease construct-up and meals debris and
  • Meals and toxic chemical storage should be organized to resolve possible cross-contamination of numerous 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 well being of Hawai‘i residents and guests via education of meals sector workers and regulation of meals establishments statewide. The branch conducts routine well being inspections of meals establishments exactly where meals merchandise 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 avert any future occurrences. Division of Wellness meals security specialists strive to perform with company owners, foodservice workers, and the meals sector to make sure protected meals preparation practices and sanitary situations.    

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

For much more data on the department’s placarding system go to http://well being.hawaii.gov/san/.

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