News Releases

The following press releases are arranged by date with the latest first. For more information about specific press releases call 586-4442.

  • DOH SHARES FDA ALERT FOR IQF OYSTERS Jun 21, 2024 - HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch is notifying the public of the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory regarding certain IQF oysters from the Republic of Korea. On June 21, 2024, the FDA cautioned against selling, serving or consuming the oysters, due to potential norovirus contamination. A product of… Continue Reading
  • DOH REOPENS JACK IN THE BOX, ARBY’S Jun 19, 2024 - WAIPAHU, Hawaiʻi – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has issued green placards and reopened Jack in the Box #8206 and Arby’s on 94-866 Moloalo Street, June 19, 2024. During a June 18 inspection, Jack in the Box #8206 (PARS Group, LLC) and Arby’s (S&S Restaurant Service, LLC) were issued red placards and immediately closed… Continue Reading
  • KAUAʻI DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICE RELEASES REPORT OF ISLAND-WIDE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SURVEY Jun 19, 2024 - HONOLULU —The Department of Health (DOH) Kauaʻi District Health Office (KDHO) has released its report of the 2024 Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey. KDHO conducted door-to-door surveys June 3-7, 2024, at randomly selected households islandwide. Over the course of five days, survey teams completed a total of 177 interviews, collecting valuable… Continue Reading
  • DOH APPROVES REOPENING OF RED LOBSTER Jun 17, 2024 - HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued Red Lobster a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection June 14, 2024. Red Lobster, located at 1765 Ala Moana Blvd., received a red placard and was immediately closed June 12. A June 14 follow-up inspection found all violations were… Continue Reading
  • DOH ISSUES RED PLACARD TO RED LOBSTER Jun 12, 2024 - HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down Red Lobster, located at 1765 Ala Moana Blvd., June 12, 2024 due to sewage backup. During a June 12 routine inspection at Red Lobster, a DOH inspector observed sewage backup between the kitchen entrance and dining area. The food… Continue Reading

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