Hawaii revises food safety regs a year after Hep A outbreak

September 4, 2017

A year after a Hepatitis A outbreak traced to scallops sickened almost 300 people, killing two, the Hawaii Department of Health is imposing new food safety regulations.

The cornerstone of the state’s updated food safety code is the requirement that all “food establishments” have at least one “person in charge” who has a food handlers education certificate present at all times the business is open and whenever food is being prepared.

This new placard, which inspectors can use at any food facility in the state, is one element of Hawaii’s amended food safety code.

Such certification is available in live