LA approves health inspections for food trucks

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 4:37 PM
LA approves health inspections for food trucks

Foodies in Southern California will soon find out whether the trucks where they grab a quick lunch to go are as clean as their brick-and-mortar counterparts.

The Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to require the posting of health board ratings on thousands of food trucks. The ordinance will take effect in 30 days.

This means county health inspectors will have the authority to conduct surprise visits to the trucks twice a year and give them A, B or C ratings, the same as they do with restaurants. The grades must be posted prominently on the vehicles.

Food truck operators have said they look forward to the rules, believing they will give people more confidence in the cleanliness of their operations.