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Division of Well being shuts down Port City Texaco in Kahuluifor rodent infestation

Posted on Aug 7, 2023 in Newsroom

Kahului – The Hawai‘i Division of Well being’s Maui Meals Security Department issued a crimson “Closed” placard and instantly shut down Port City Texaco throughout a criticism inspection performed 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 performed the inspection in response to a criticism and noticed an energetic rodent infestation throughout the institution. The inspection confirmed at the least three reside rodents and a major quantity of rodent droppings and adulterated meals displaying 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 an expert pest management firm to debate a rodent therapy/monitoring plan to totally eradicate the rodent infestation;
  • Take away muddle throughout the kitchen and storage areas to remove rodent harborage areas
  • Place all food and drinks objects 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 by training of meals business employees 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 bought.

The department additionally investigates sources of foodborne diseases and potential adulteration. It’s also accountable 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 house owners, meals service employees, and the meals business to make sure secure meals preparation and worker hygiene practices.

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