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Hawaii restaurant owners feel pressure of placards

HawaiiNewsNow reports - "Food safety placards are putting the pressure on Hawaii restaurant owners.

"It's a good thing in one way, but at the same time, it's gonna hurt a lot of businesses," said Suman Basnet.

Basnet is the owner of Masala, an Indian food restaurant on Oahu. He hasn't received a color-coded inspection placard yet, but the restaurant next door, Malee Thai, earned a "Pass."

"It's good because when the customer come in and they see we have a green placard and the customer feels safe to eat here," said restaurant owner Supawadee Areeya Phan."...   Read the full story

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