Oct 13, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ – Supervisors in Los Angeles County approved an ordinance Tuesday that would require food trucks to follow the same food safety regulations expected of restaurants by posting letter-grade ratings from public health officials.

The new regulations, which will take effect in 30 days, would force the owners of mobile food facilities to have semi-annual inspections, meet annual certification requirements and give the Department of Public Heath their route information to facilitate surprise inspections.

The ordinance will impact the nearly 6,000 food trucks in Los Angeles Country, from full-service catering trucks to hot-dog carts, and those who don’t comply with the new food safety rules will be shut down.

According to the LA Times, the number of Los Angeles food trucks has grown dramatically over the past several years.

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