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Public Health: Live and dead cockroaches found at Ong's Cafe in Taft

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 16:31:05-04

A Chinese restaurant in Taft was shut down on Wednesday for multiple violations, according to Kern County Public Health.

Ong's Cafe on 314 Center Street received a 48 percent inspection rate on June 6.

Violations included "multiple multi-generational live cockroaches in a bulk bag of rice."

Shell eggs were also found to be stored at 52 degrees for an undetermined period of time, according to Public Health. There were multiple holes in the ceiling of the rear storage room and kitchen, as well as multiple dead cockroaches.

The food handler certificates for two servers were not available for review at the time of inspection, according to Public Health. 

It's unclear when Ong's Cafe will reopen.