Hawai‘i Department of Health gives Thai Mee Up Kula 2 permission to reopen

Posted on Jan 2, 2023 in Newsroom

MAKAWAO – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch has issued a green placard to Thai Mee Up Kula 2 food truck and has allowed the food truck to reopen to the public. The mobile unit is operated by Maui Mobile Food Court LLC and vends at 28 Kiopaa Place in Makawao.

The mobile unit received the red placard on December 22, 2022 and was immediately closed for an infestation of roaches.

The health department conducted a follow-up inspection on December 30, 2022 and found the required corrective actions had been completed:

  • No cockroach activity was observed. The mobile had received several professional fumigation and pesticide treatments since the closure and will continue monthly into the future.
  • The mobile unit received an overall cleaning to remove any grease build up and food debris.
  • The door to the mobile unit is to remain closed to exclude entry of pests.
  • The refrigeration unit cited previously was observed to be holding at 41°F.

The Department of Health’s 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.

The branch also investigates the sources of food borne illnesses and potential adulteration; and is charged with mitigating the effects of these incidents to prevent any future occurrences. The Department of Health’s food safety specialists strive to work with business owners, food service workers, and the food industry to ensure safe food preparation practices and sanitary conditions.    

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

For more information on the department’s placarding program go to https://health.hawaii.gov/san/.

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