Molokai's iconic Kanemitsu Bakery is back in business, ending a five-month closure stemming from state Department of Health violations.
The Health Department reinstated the 75-year-old Kaunakakai bakery's permit last month, according to spokeswoman Janice Okubo.
Department of Health officials in June had ordered the bakery to suspend operations for the second time in four months due to unsanitary conditions and had levied a $90,000 fine in March for "serious deficiencies in maintenance and manufacturing practices."
The bakery's permit was reinstated after it passed a Nov. 16 inspection.
The Health Department says the business still needs to address a few remaining violations.
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