Bakersfield market closed after 'rodent infestation' found during health inspection


    A photo from the health inspection conducted Jan. 9, 2019, at Akal Market in Bakersfield, Calif., is provided by the Kern County Public Health Department.

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A market on Roberts Lane is closed after a Kern County health inspection uncovered “an active rodent infestation,” among other violations.

    A health inspector on Wednesday found Akal Market to have an “abundance” of rodent droppings and a rodent’s remains on a sticky trap next to the ice machine.

    The inspection report also notes dilapidated covering next to the ice machine, dilapidated flooring in the restroom, labeling problems with the market’s packaged ice, and a leak in the water heater closet.


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