Ong's ordered closed on Wednesday after violations found during inspection

A Taft Restaurant was ordered closed by the Kern County Department of Public Health after an inspection this week found several violations, including live and dead insects, eggs being stored at an improper temperature and frozen meat being thawed improperly.
Ong's Restaurant, 314 Center was closed on Wednesday after receiving an inspection grade of just 48 points out of 100.

It remained closed at midday Friday.

The DPH website listed all the violations found.

They include:

• Multiple dead cockroaches in rear storage room.

• Multiple multi-generational live cockroaches in a bulk bag of rice.

• Litter, old articles, grease and flour debris on floor in rear storage room.

•Shell eggs stored at 52 degrees for an undetermined period of time were voluntarily

condemned and discarded.

• Food handler certificates of 2 servers not available for review at the time of inspection.

• Litter, old articles, grease and flour debris on floor in rear storage room.

• Accumulation of empty oil containers, uncovered container of empty beverage

bottles, and non-functional equipment in rear storage room.

• Acidic food (tomato paste) stored in an open tin can.

• Multiple holes in ceiling in rear storage room and kitchen.

It is the second food establishment in Taft to be closed by the DPH.

Asher Street Market was closed for several days after it failed a May 25 inspection.