DOH cites Safeway for HI-5 violations

HONOLULU — One of the country’s largest supermarket chains has violated the state’s deposit beverage container laws, the Hawaii Department of Heath said on Tuesday.

Safeway, Inc., was issued a Notice of Violation and Order by the state for not submitting payments and reports required of beverage distributors. The department has assessed an administrative penalty against Safeway of $2,800 for its failure to comply with deposit beverage container requirements.

Safeway, which has over 20 locations in the state including two on Kauai, was delinquent for the monthly reporting period of Aug. 1-31, 2016, according to the DOH.

Safeway may request a hearing to contest the alleged facts and penalty.

Hawaii Revised Statutes §342G-105 requires beverage distributors to submit monthly distributor reports and payments to DOH no later than the 15th calendar day of the month following the end of the payment period.

Safeway received multiple written notices reminding them of reporting requirements prior to being assessed a penalty, according to the DOH.

Safeway did not respond to TGI’s request for comment.


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