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Berger's Bakery at Lexington Market was closed by the health department after inspectors found a roach infestation there.
Berger's Bakery at Lexington Market was closed by the health department after inspectors found a roach infestation there. (Sun file photo)

Update [Oct. 25, 5:15 p.m.]: This post has been updated with a statement from DeBaufre Bakeries, maker of Berger Cookies.

Berger's Bakery in Lexington Market has been shut down by the Baltimore City Health Department.

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The bakery was closed Monday after health inspectors discovered a roach infestation there, according to the health department.

The Lexington Market stand sells an array of sweets, including iconic Berger Cookies. Although the cookies were once created there, they are now made at DeBaufre Bakeries at 2900 Waterview Ave.

A statement on DeBaufre Bakeries' Berger Cookies Facebook page noted it is not affiliated with Berger's Bakery.

"DeBaufre Bakeries has passed all local and federal inspections and continues to produce its chocolate creme Berger Cookies that are available at your local retail establishment. Bergers Bakery was one of approximately 400 retail vendors authorized to sell Berger Cookies but, they did not, and do not, produce them," the statement said.

It's unclear when Berger's Bakery will reopen. The bakery has to be reinspected and deemed roach-free before it can get up and running again.

Berger's Bakery could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

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