State allows Ocean Seafood Chinese Restaurant in Kona to reopen

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Ocean Seafood Chinese Restaurant, located at 75-5626 Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona and operated by Wong & Huang Inc., was reissued a green placard after a follow-up inspection July 8 by the Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch and allowed to reopen.

The restaurant was previously issued a red placard July 5 and immediately closed because of multiple violations.

Before the follow-up inspection, the restaurant was required to take the following corrective actions:

  • Discard all adulterated food products.
  • Organize all refrigerators according to cooking temperatures.
  • Properly clean, sanitize, store and separate all equipment and utensils.
  • Cover/seal/protect all cold-stored foods and label all ready-to-eat foods with a “use by” date not to exceed seven days from the date of preparation.
  • Store employee personal beverages away from food preparation areas.
  • Retrain food employees on proper hand-washing procedures in the designated hand-washing sink.
  • All ready-to-eat foods to be handled with a barrier (e.g., gloves, deli tissue, utensils).
  • Store all poisonous and toxic material away from food and food prep surfaces.
  • Ensure all foods are stored at least 6 inches off the floor.
  • Increase roach traps in kitchen.
  • Deep clean and disinfect facility, including all food and non-food contact surfaces.
  • Remove unnecessary equipment and supplies to prevent harborage sites.
  • Replace missing light shield over food preparation area.

The Food Safety Branch protects and promotes the health of Hawai‘i residents and visitors through education of food industry workers and regulation of food establishments statewide.


The branch conducts routine health inspections of food establishments where food products are prepared, manufactured, distributed or sold.

For more information about the department’s placard program, click here.


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