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Los Tacos opens with a perfect grade today

Posted at 7:14 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 22:14:22-04

Two Bakersfield restaurants re-opened today after failing health inspections earlier this week.

The health department giving the go ahead to both Los Tacos Chapos De Tijuana and Rosa's Traditional Peruvian Food on Stine Road.

Los Tacos Chapos De Tijuana and Rosa’s Traditional Peruvian Food closed after inspectors said the temperature inside the refrigerators didn't meet state regulations.

Meanwhile Magoo's Pizza in Oildale was closed for a reported rat infestation.

Factors like this determine a health grade and if you don't meet requirements your restaurant could shut down, a trend customers have seen grow in the past several months.

"If these restaurants have the proper sanitation processes and procedures in place that we expect them to have and that the law expects them to have they would not have a rodent problem,” said Michelle Corson, Public Health.

According to the Kern County Public Health Department, 1 in 6 Americans will get a food borne illness this year. 

And while they couldn't say why the surge in pests and failing refrigerator temperatures have taken many restaurants out of business Corson says many recent closures are because of customer complaints.