Public health officials close Mufeed’s Discount and Tobacco


A discount and tobacco store in Old Town Kern is back open after it was closed by Kern County Public Health officials due to a severe rat infestation problem.

On Friday, officials closed Mufeed’s Discount and Tobacco store located at 830 Baker Street. According to officials, they found several issues including rat feces and a leaking sink next to a car battery.

Officials also reported trash in the back area of the store and the owner removing rat traps. 

On Monday, Mufeed’s reopened with a B letter grade. 

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