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Hawaii's new restaurant placards to alert diners to health violations
Hawaii's new restaurant placards to alert diners to health violations

Health inspectors in Hawaii are taking new steps to ensure visitors don’t get sick from the food they eat. The state’s Department of Health has begun posting new color-coded placards to let customers know of potential risks before they ever look at a menu. The first placards will be found on Oahu, where inspectors monitor 6,000 businesses that serve food. The program will eventually extend to all 10,000 food establishments statewide. A green card is reserved for eateries at which inspectors uncover no more than one serious violation of health standards. Businesses with two or more violations must post a yellow card. When an inspector finds enough violations to force...

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