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Asher Street Market in Taft fails health inspection, forced to close

Posted: 2:56 PM, May 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-28 21:56:34Z

Asher Street Market in Taft is closed after it failed a health inspection, according to Kern County Public Health's website.

The market got a score of 68% and closed on Friday. The site says there were multiple violations observed, including ambient air temperature in a walk-in cooler and heavy buildup of a slimy black residue on soda dispenser nozzles.

Various potentially hazardous foods including milk, whipped cream, jello and deli meats were observed being held above 50 degrees in a walk-in cooler. The report also said the market lacks an approved dish washing sink.

It's unclear when the market will reopen.