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Information Launch – Division of Well being shuts down Port City Texaco in Kahului for rodent infestation

Posted on Aug 7, 2023 in Newest Division Information, Newsroom

Kahului – The Hawai‘i Division of Well being’s Maui Meals Security Department issued a pink “Closed” placard and instantly shut down Port City Texaco throughout a grievance inspection carried out on August 3, 2023 for a rodent infestation. The institution is situated at 109 W Ka’ahumanu Ave. in Kahului and is operated by Lahaina Petroleum LLC.

The DOH Meals Security Department carried out the inspection in response to a grievance and noticed an energetic rodent infestation throughout the institution. The inspection confirmed at the very least three stay rodents and a big quantity of rodent droppings and adulterated meals exhibiting proof of an energetic rodent infestation. Based mostly on the observations, inspectors instructed the institution to right away stop all meals operations to guard the general public’s well being.

The DOH is requiring Port City Texaco to finish the next corrective actions previous to permitting the institution to renew meals gross sales to the general public:

  • Contact knowledgeable pest management firm to debate a rodent remedy/monitoring plan to totally eradicate the rodent infestation;
  • Take away litter throughout the kitchen and storage areas to get rid of rodent harborage areas
  • Place all food and drinks gadgets in closed bin containers; and
  • Clear all areas with rodent droppings.


A follow-up inspection is scheduled for Monday August 7, 2023.


The Division of Well being’s Meals Security Department protects and promotes the well being of Hawai‘i residents and guests via training of meals business staff and regulation of meals institutions statewide. The department conducts routine well being inspections of meals institutions the place meals merchandise are ready, manufactured, distributed, or offered.

The department additionally investigates sources of foodborne sicknesses and potential adulteration. It’s also chargeable for mitigating the consequences of those incidents to stop any future occurrences. The Division of Well being’s meals security specialists attempt to work with enterprise homeowners, meals service staff, and the meals business to make sure protected meals preparation and worker hygiene practices.

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For extra data on the division’s placarding program go to http://well

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Media Contact:

Rosemarie Bernardo

Data Specialist

Hawai‘i State Division of Well being

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Cellphone: 808-586-4407

Author: ZeroToHero

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