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Guapos Tacos closed due to health code violations

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 12:16:57-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Health Department closed a taco shop in south Bakersfield Monday night. Guapos Tacos on White Lane and Hughes was closed after an inspection revealed numerous issues with their walk-in cooler and keeping food temperatures safe.

According to public health'sSafe Diner site, the temperature inside the cooler was not operating properly.

"Walk-in cooler has an ambient temperature of 52.8 degrees f when inspector arrived. Unit dropped down to 49 degrees f. Potentially hazardous food inside unit temping between 46 to 53 degrees f. Facility is closed by environmental health."

There was also no hand soap or water available for washing hands at the taco shop's sink for its workers.

The health department also said the "facility operator failed to demonstrate the basic knowledge of food safety principles."

Officials said as soon as these issues are addressed they can re-open.