HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) inspected the Manoa Bar B Que restaurant during a health inspection on Wednesday, Jan.
DOH officials say the violations “involved repeated unsafe temperature control of cooked foods.”
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The facility, located at 2752 Woodlawn Dr. had to close immediately and must remain closed until re-inspection confirms all violations have been resolved. According to DOH, the issuing of the red “CLOSED” poster temporarily suspends the restaurant’s operating license.
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DOH inspectors met with the owner of Manoa Bar B Que on May 7, emphasizing the importance of management scrutiny to ensure proper temperature and time controls are in place for food safety to prevent disease and promote public health protection.
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The owner was also informed during the May 7th meeting that a red “CLOSED” sign would be issued if any further critical temperature or time violations were found during facility inspections.
The DOH said, “Past routine inspections have uncovered critical violations and a pattern of inconsistent food safety compliance to prevent bacterial growth on cooked foods.”
A new check can take place at the earliest 24 hours after the red sign has been displayed. Click here to learn more about the DOH placarding program.