Food Information

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For general food information, please call your local Sanitation Branch office Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (HST).  Click on “Contact Us” on the menu bar above for phone numbers and office addresses. 

Permit Applications:

Food Establishment

Special Event Food Establishment

Food Establishment Variance

Food Establishment Variance Guidance


Support Kitchen Use Agreement

Using Time as a Public Health Control

Mobile Unit Operating Procedures

Guidelines/Informational handouts:

Please feel free to use this information in your food establishment.

1. How to Get a GREEN Placard

2. Special Event Food Permit Guidelines

3. Handwash sink set-up for Special Events

4. How to Start a Mobile Food Establishment

5. How to Label Foods Held on Display (discard date & time label)

6. Key Temperatures for Food Safety

7. Starting a Homemade Food Operation

8. Consumer Advisory for Undercooked Foods

9. Alternative Operating Procedures to Bare Hand Contact – Checklist

10. Food Safety Reference Card

11. How to Calibrate a Dial Stem Thermometer

12. FDA: Fresh Produce – Selecting & Serving it Safely

13. Norovirus Fact Sheet & Clean-Up Guidelines for Food Establishments

14. How to Wash Hands Properly

15. 3-Compartment Warewashing Instructions

16. Rat Lungworm Information Sheet

17. Retail Shellfish Requirements

18. Safe Food Handling Tips for Holiday Get-Togethers

19. Proper Food Storage in a Refrigerator

20. Imu Sanitary Guidelines

21. Regulations for Food Service to Highly Susceptible Populations

22. Date Marking for Ready-to-Eat Foods

For information on service animals in food establishments, click on the following websites:

ADA: Service Animals

FAQ:  Service Animals and the ADA

DOH DCAB:  Service Animals

Flood/Storm Information:

Emergency Handbook for Food Establishments

Information for Flooded Homes & Businesses

Log Templates:

Please feel free to download these logs to use in your food establishment.

Sanitizer Log

Cold-Holding Log

Hot-Holding Log

Cooling Temperature Log

Support Kitchen Use Log