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Noriega's closed due to 'potentially hazardous food items'

Noriega's closed due to 'potentially hazardous food items'
Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 16:54:57-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Basque restaurant Noriega's was closed after a health inspection found "potentially hazardous food items prepared several days ago" and a "mold-like substance" found on food in a walk-in cooler, according to Kern Public Health.

Health inspectors also found the walk-in cooler wasn't keeping potentially hazardous food cold enough and needed to be repaired.

Health inspectors said the moldy food was discarded by the restaurant.

Noriega's is located at 4809 Stockdale Highway.