Update: Ohana Tacos on Maui will remain closed for at least another day after failing a follow-up health inspection.
According to the health department, the restaurant hired an exterminator, but live roaches were still seen.
A routine inspection last week uncovered the problem, along with other safety violations including a build up of black mold on the chute of the restaurant’s ice machine.
Another follow up inspection is scheduled Wednesday.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Health Department has shut down Ohana Tacos on Maui for an extensive pest infestation.
Officials say that a routine inspection yesterday found numerous safety violations, including an extensive roach infestation, a backup of black mold on the chute of the restaurant’s ice machine, and unsafe food cooling practices.
The eatery must clean and sanitize everything, eradicate the roaches, and dispose of paper goods and single-use items before it can reopen.
A follow-up inspection is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 2.