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Alleged cockroach infestation closes taco stand

SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- The county health department closed a

San Fernando Boulevard taco stand for a week because of an insect

infestation, a health official said.

Pipiripau Taco, at 412 S. San Fernando Blvd., was closed on Nov. 22.

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after a health inspector found live cockroaches on walls, cabinets and

throughout the cooking area, said health department spokesman Paul

Husson.

The restaurant allegedly also had flies in the cooking area and

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several other minor violations -- including a broken thermometer in the

refrigerator and holes and gaps throughout the structure.

On Nov. 24, the health department returned to the stand for a

follow-up check and again found live cockroaches in the building,

officials said.

Pipiripau was allowed to reopen with a department grade of “C” on Nov.

29.


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