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For general food information, please call (808)586-8000 Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. For questions pertaining to a specific island, please refer to the telephone numbers on the bottom of this page.
For information on service animals in food establishments, click on the following Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) websites:
This State of Hawaii, Department of Health statewide program was launched in 1989 with the primary purpose of protecting the public from foodborne illnesses through education and training. The instructors, Food Sanitarians with extensive field experience, provide real world insight.
Participants include chefs, cooks, dieticians, managers, pantry workers, stewards, waiters, waitresses, and a host of other professions.
The following workshops and classes are offered at NO CHARGE:
- FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP. During this 2 day workshop, you'll learn to implement specific procedures to prevent foodborne outbreaks, utilize proper food handling techniques to ensure safe food service, conduct a sanitation self inspection of your premises, and understand basic concepts of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point ("HACCP") system.
|Oahu workshops will be held on the following dates:|
|December 11-12, 2012|
|January 15-16, 2013|
|January 29-30, 2013|
|February 12-13, 2013|
|February 26-27, 2013|
|March 12-13, 2013|
|March 27-28, 2013|
|April 9-10, 2013|
|April 23-24, 2013|
|May 14-15, 2013|
|June 4-5, 2013|
|June 18-19, 2013|
|*July 23, 2013|
|*July 25, 2013|
|August 6-7, 2013|
|August 20-21, 2013|
*Fast paced one day workshops for those with previous education/experience. Not recommended for those without previous education/experience.
Workshops are held at 99-945 Halawa Valley St., Aiea, Hawaii 96701. Look for the yellow Food Safety Workshop sign.
For registration information, please call Dennis Loo at (808)586-8012.
Outer island workshops are held on 3 to 4 month cycles. For registration information, please call John Nakashima at (808)933-0931.
- FOOD SAFETY CLASS. These 1 and 2 hour classes are designed to provide the food handler with a basic understanding of food microbiology, become familiar with the major foodborne illnesses and learn to implement specific procedures to ensure safe food preparation. The classes also provide an excellent review for those already certified.
- INTRODUCTION TO HACCP. What is HACCP? How can I use it to prepare a safer food product? Learn the 7 basic principles of HACCP and how to integrate it into your food preparation.
To view a video on food safety, click on any of the four parts below.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Dennis Loo (Oahu) at (808)586-8012, or John Nakashima (Islands of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii) at (808)933-0931.
591 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
|Hawaii District Health Office/Hilo
1582 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
|Sanitation Branch/Kona (Office)
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 115
Kealakekua, HI 96750
|Maui District Health Office
54 High Street, Room 300
Wailuku, HI 96793
|Kauai District Health Office
3040 Umi Street
Lihue, HI 96766
|Kona Health Center (Mailing)
79-1015 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750