For general food information, please call (808)586-8000 Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. For questions pertaining to a specific island, please refer to the telephone numbers on the Contact Us page.
Food Safety Resources for Chapter 50:
COTTAGE FOOD FACT SHEET (ALASKA COTTAGE FOOD EXEMPTION LAW) AND THE ALASKA PESTICIDE CONTROL PROGRAM TABS DO NOT APPLY TO HAWAII.
For information on service animals in food establishments, click on the following Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) websites:
Guidelines/Handouts: Please feel free to download these forms to use in your restaurant.
Log Templates: Please feel free to download these forms to use in your restaurant.
Food Safety Education Program:
This State of Hawaii, Department of Health statewide program was launched in 1989 with the primary purpose of protecting the public from foodborne illnesses through education and training. The instructors, Food Sanitarians with extensive field experience, provide real world insight. Participants include chefs, cooks, dieticians, managers, pantry workers, stewards, waiters, waitresses, and a host of other professions.
The following workshops and classes are offered at NO CHARGE:
- FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP. During this 2 day workshop, you’ll learn to implement specific procedures to prevent foodborne outbreaks, utilize proper food handling techniques to ensure safe food service, conduct a sanitation self inspection of your premises, and understand basic concepts of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (“HACCP”) system.
Oahu workshops will be held on the following dates:
*Fast paced one day workshops for those with previous education/experience. Not recommended for those without previous education/experience.
Workshops are held at 99-945 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, HI 96701. (Next to Animal Quarantine.)
For registration information and directions, please call Dennis Loo at (808)859-0264.(New!)
Outer island workshops are held on 3 to 4 month cycles. For registration information, please call John Nakashima at (808)933-0931.
- FOOD SAFETY CLASS. These 1 and 2 hour classes are designed to provide the food handler with a basic understanding of food microbiology, become familiar with the major foodborne illnesses and learn to implement specific procedures to ensure safe food preparation. The classes also provide an excellent review for those already certified.
- INTRODUCTION TO HACCP. What is HACCP? How can I use it to prepare a safer food product? Learn the 7 basic principles of HACCP and how to integrate it into your food preparation.
To view a video on food safety, click on any of the four parts below.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Dennis Loo (Oahu) at (808)859-0264, or John Nakashima (Islands of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii) at (808)933-0931.