The Kern County Health Department has allowed Valley Plaza food court to reopen all stores. The move comes after two major problems were discovered this week in the basement beneath the restaurants. On Tuesday, a sewage backup caused the Health Department to shut down the entire food court. Then Wednesday, eateries that stored food in the basement were kept shuttered because of a cockroach infestation. Kern County Health had assured the public that the food court would not be allowed to reopen unless it was perfectly safe. Bon apetit!