The state Health Department has cleared Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai to reopen, saying they are safe for customers, more than three weeks after shutting them down after finding a link between raw scallops served there and hepatitis A.
The department announced today that medical screening of employees who are returning to work has been completed, along with extensive sanitizing of the restaurants and disposal of potentially contaminated items.
The company said it will reopen all Oahu restaurants Saturday. The Kauai restaurant is undergoing renovations and will remain closed.
“The management team of Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai has given us their full cooperation, and the department is confident that they are in compliance with all health regulations,” said Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler. “Genki Sushi has been cleared by the Department of Health to reopen to the public.”
The department ordered Genki Sushi to shut its 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai on Aug. 15 after finding the link between frozen scallops served raw and the outbreak of hepatitis A.