DOH issues red placard to Café Alani in Waikīkī

Posted on Feb 29, 2024 in Newsroom

Honolulu – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard on Feb. 27, 2024, and immediately shut down Café Alani, located at 208 Kapuni Street in Waikīkī when a DOH Food Safety Specialist was denied entry to conduct a routine inspection.

A follow-up inspection was completed on Feb. 28, 2024, in which a green placard was issued. The operator understands the need to immediately allow DOH staff entry into the establishment for a routine inspection if it is conducting food operations.

The DOH Food Safety Branch protects and promotes the health of Hawai‘i residents and visitors through education of food industry workers and regulation of food establishments statewide. The branch conducts routine health inspections of food establishments where food products are prepared, manufactured, distributed, or sold.

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