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“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.”


  • ***UPDATE 01/24/24*** The Food Safety Branch is currently in the process of switching vendors to manage the inspection report public website.  Copies of all inspection reports are available by contacting the Food Safety Branch on each of the respective isles.  To request copies of inspection reports for Oahu, you can contact via email at [email protected].  Copies of inspection reports can also be requested via phone at the following numbers:

    Oahu:                              (808) 586-8000
    Hawaii Island – Hilo:    (808) 933-0917
    Hawaii Island – Kona:  (808) 322-1507
    Maui, Molokai, Lanai:  (808) 984-8230
    Kauai:                              (808) 241-3323

  • ***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).

Click on “Food Safety Education” on the menu bar above for information and to view the schedule for your island of interest.

  • Click on the following link for some tips on serving safe food during events with family and friends:

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)

  • 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: