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Paalaa Kai Bakery passes food safety inspection

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Paalaa Kai Bakery in Waialua replaced its freezers and refrigerators on Wednesday. The state Health Department suspended the popular bakery’s food safety permit on Oct. 6 for storing food at improper temperatures.
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Waialua’s Paalaa Kai Bakery has passed inspection and been given a green food safety placard.

The Department of Health issued the green “pass” placard today.

“The bakery has corrected all of its temperature control problems and complied with all food safety regulations for operating a food establishment in Hawaii. Paalaa Kai bakery’s food establishment permit has been reinstated,” said spokeswoman Janice Okubo of the health department.

Temperature control violations prompted the health department to close the bakery on Oct. 6 after giving it a red “closed” placard under the state’s color-coded food safety inspection program.

The bakery was fined $12,000 for improper temperature controls and an additional $10,000 for the alleged sale of products after the bakery shut down.

Attorney Richard Ing who represents the bakery owner has denied that baked goods were sold after the closure.

Paalaa Kai Bakery is known for its snow puffies — custard filled pastries topped with chocolate swirls and powdered sugar. 

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