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Macadamia Nuts recalled for E.coli

September 25, 2018 by


Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products produced at the company’s facility located at 16-701 Macadamia Road in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i between Sept. 6-21 have been recalled due to potential contamination of Eschericia coli (E. coli). The recall follows a detection of E. coli in the well water and distribution system that supplies the Kea‘au facility. No illnesses […]

FDA: Outbreak of Hep A Illnesses from Raw Scallops – 206 ill

August 22, 2016 by


The FDA and CDC are supporting the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) in an investigation of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections linked to scallops supplied by Sea Port Products Corp. On August 17, 2016, Hawaii Department of Health reported that 206 people have been confirmed to have become ill with hepatitis A in that state. […]

93 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Hawaii

August 3, 2016 by


The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A infections on Oahu. HDOH staff are conducting interviews with the cases in an effort to identify the source of infection. Identifying the source of infection continues to be a challenge because of the long incubation period of the disease and the difficulty […]

Hawaii hires new vendor to build online restaurant database after spending $170k on failed system

July 10, 2015 by


by Doug Powell One year after requiring restaurants to display safety inspection placards for their patrons, and after spending nearly $170,000, the Hawaii State Department of Health is going back to the drawing board to launch a restaurant database the public can access online. After three years of technical problems with a former technology contractor, […]

Hawaiian bakery fined $20,000 for food safety violations

February 15, 2014 by


by Doug Powell The Hawaii Department of Health announced Friday that it has reached a $20,000 settlement with Kanemitsu Bakery, which is known for its Molokai sweet bread, over violations related to food being sold under poor sanitary conditions. Kanemitsu Bakery’s health violations date back to 2000. More recently, the Department of Health suspended the […]