(BIVN) – A roach infestation has forced the closure of the Kailua-Kona Genki Sushi and the suspension of its food service permit, according to the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, which issued a red “Closed” placard to the restaurant today.
According to a health department media release:
The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has posted a red “Closed” placard at Genki Sushi located at 74-5450 Makala Blvd. in Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island for extensive pest infestation. An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on May 22, 2019 in response to numerous complaints. A red placard has been posted at the establishment to protect public health.
During today’s inspection, extensive roach infestation was found inside the conveyor belt housing/wall, electrical control box, paper hand towels, foil packet boxes, glove boxes, in the corners of walls, behind loose panels, in flour containers, and in the white bumpers used to keep food on the conveyor belt.
The closure of the Kailua-Kona Genki Sushi and the suspension of its food service permit will remain in effect until the establishment completes required actions, passes a follow-up health inspection and receives DOH approval to reopen. Required actions include completing a thorough cleaning of all food and non-food contact surfaces; ensuring all entry points are enclosed to prevent the entry of pests; contracting a pest control operator to treat the establishment; and disposing of paper goods or single-use items that have been contaminated.