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McMurphy's shut down for black mold, roaches, rodent droppings

Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 13:39:13-04

McMurphy's Irish Pub has been closed after a health inspection revealed black mold, live roaches and rodent droppings on the premise.

The pub, located near Union Ave. and Monterey St., scored a 63% on their inspection from Kern County Public Health. In their summary, inspectors said they observed black mold inside the ice machine and a buildup of grease around the grill.

They also said they observed live roaches behind the bar, in between the wall and wall unit, as well as rodent droppings in the food service area and on the food contact area.

Inspectors said they did not see a three-compartment sink in the kitchen prep area, which is required for all food facilities.

It is unclear when the pub will reopen.