Ruben’s Restaurant on Gosford Rd closed due to roach infestation

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern Public Health inspectors temporarily closed Ruben’s Restaurant in southwest Bakersfield because of a roach infestation and other health violations.

In a report dated March 2, health inspectors noted multiple health code violations at the restaurant at 4500 Gosford Road.

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The report noted management kept the restaurant open during an active vermin infestation. Live cockroaches were found on walls in a wash area and on a dishwashing machine.

  • Photo: Kern County Public Health
  • Photo: Kern County Public Health
  • Photo: Kern County Public Health
  • Photo: Kern County Public Health

Inspectors also found raw meat improperly stored in a walk-in refrigerator and raw chicken stored above raw meats. The report also stated an employee had their cellphone on a cutting board near food that was being prepared.

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The restaurant was to remain closed until the cockroach infestation was cleared out and equipment was sanitized.

Kern County Public Health has a list of closed restaurants and related reports. You can find it here.

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