DOH to hold meeting on food safety rules Friday

DOH to hold meeting on food safety rules Friday

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health will reconvene public hearings statewide to introduce amendments to Chapter 50 of the state’s Food Safety Code.

The proposed amendments will impact all food establishments throughout the state and are designed to improve food safety and lower public health risks for foodborne illness.

On Kauai, the meeting is scheduled 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Lihue Health Center conference room, 3040 Umi St.

The main focus of the amendments is to require proof of a minimum baseline of food safety knowledge for all food establishment owners and managers. Numerous studies have shown that food establishments with properly trained persons in charge have a lower occurrence of critical food safety violations that are directly linked to food illnesses.

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