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FOOD SAFETY BRANCH
“We protect and promote the health and well-being of Hawaii’s residents and visitors. We accomplish this with professionalism, integrity and fairness through education and regulation in the areas of food safety, disease prevention, community sanitation and emergency response.”
NEWS AND UPDATES:
- ***UPDATE 01/09/23*** In-person food handler certification classes have fully resumed for Oahu. In addition, classes for Kauai, Maui and Big Island will be offered online via Zoom and in-person for Big Island (Kauai and Maui dates coming soon). A working webcam is required for these online classes (If you do not have access to a computer/tablet with a working webcam, please contact Kyla Arruda at (808)825-1774 or [email protected] to discuss possible alternative arrangements). ANSI-accredited online courses offered by other organizations are available here (Fees may apply).
State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience – Guidance For Reopening Food Services Sector
CDC/FDA recommendations for COVID-19 confirmed positive/exposed food employees
Proper face mask usage during COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 reopening guidance for food facilities
COVID-19 FAQs for Food Establishments
Click on “Food Safety Education” on the menu bar above for information and to view the schedule for your island of interest.
- The holiday season is upon us — give good tidings and cheer and not a case of a foodborne illness! Click on the following link for some tips on serving safe food:
Safe Food Handling Tips for Holiday Get-Togethers
- Amendments to Chapter 11-50 will be effective on September 2, 2017. The amended rules will affect all food establishments statewide.
DOH Press Release Amended CH 50
Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-50
Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 11-50 (searchable)
- Inspection reports available ONLINE! Consumers can see how Hawaii restaurants fare in food safety inspection.
- OAHU office has moved!
Oahu office is now located at: 99-945 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, HI 96701 (same road entrance as Animal Quarantine)
Click here to see map link: Map to Halawa Office
New Food Regulations for Restaurants and other Food Establishments: