BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Update (Oct. 12): McMurphy's reopened after receiving an 87 percent on their latest inspection. In that inspection, officials observed a dead cockroach underneath a sink in the kitchen, but there was no evidence of live vermin, according to Kern County Public Health Department. To read the full report, click here.
McMurphy's Irish Pub, located in East Bakersfield on Monterey Street, was closed after a recent visit from Kern County Public Health Department.
In an Oct. 10 inspection, health officials observed rat droppings in the food service area and live roaches behind the bar, according to the report.
Other violations include black mold inside the ice machine. Health officials advised the pub to clean and sanitize the machine to prevent cross-contamination. Officials also found grease build-up around the grill in the food prep area and on the walls near the grill, which creates a fire hazard.
Health officials also noted the floor sink in the back of the facility near the ice machine was covered in black mold. Health officials say the restaurant must clean and sanitize this area to prevent environmental contamination.
McMurphy's is located at 14 Monterey Street in Northeast Bakersfield.
17News will update this story when the pub opens back up.
If you want to know how other local businesses score on their health inspections, visit the department's website: Kern County Public Health Safe Diner.
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