Food trucks subject to inspections

DOWNEY - The city of Downey updated its municipal code this week to allow Los Angeles County health inspectors to inspect and regulate food trucks that operate within city limits.Health inspectors began inspecting and grading mobile food trucks this month at the direction of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Owners of food trucks are now required to disclose their route schedules to health inspectors in advance and display their letter grade to customers, as currently required of brick and mortar restaurants. The updated regulations approved by the City Council on Tuesday also give public health inspectors jurisdiction to inspect and permit hotels, public swimming pools, body art and tattoo parlors, and vending machines.

********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43