Bride Sent Scrambling For New Wedding Cake After Sacramento Bakery Fails Health Inspection

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento bakery was shut down after health inspectors found cockroaches and rodent droppings inside.

On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department suspended New Roma Bakery’s health permit after an inspection. But Friday afternoon, they reversed the decision and gave the bakery a “Pass” on their inspection.

“I had no suspicions, no idea whatsoever,” said Jessica Patero, who ordered a wedding cake from the bakery last month. “I hadn’t gotten a call from the manager, the owner. I had no idea.”

Just three days before her wedding, the worried bride drove down to New Roma bakery to check on her cake. She said she called the bakery for day, but couldn’t get ahold of the owner.

“There is no even possibility to leave them a message because every time I call, it just rings and rings and rings and that’s it,” she said.

In the report from the Environmental Health Division of the Environmental Management Department, inspectors wrote they found more than a dozen cockroaches inside the bread proofer, a warming chamber that allows yeast to ferment dough by controlling the temperature and humidity. There were also cockroaches found near a sink and outside the proofer.

The health department also noticed rodent droppings on the floor near the proofer.

Also noted in the health report:

  • A wet mop head stored adjacent to doughnuts.
  • Food items were stored on the floor
  • Dust and cobwebs throughout

“I’ve always loved their pastries so I figured, why not order my wedding cake from here,” Patero said.

She told CBS13 her grandmother already paid the $205 in full for the cake. An employee told CBS13 that he talked to Patero this morning and offered to give her the money back. But Patero said her grandmother was the one who finally reached the bakery and they simply told her they were sorry.

“I hope this doesn’t happen to anybody else,” Patero said. “I know I’m not the only one that they probably bailed out on. They still have yet to call me.”

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