Health Grades for Food Trucks & Carts Gets Final Approval
It's official. Food trucks in L.A. County will have to go through twice-yearly inspections and display the resulting health grade just like restaurants do, thanks to the approval of an ordinance today the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. The law will go into effect in 30 days, but don't expect "A's," "B's" and "C's" clinging to the windows of food trucks and carts right then. First, two things have to happen: one, each of the 88 cities must follow suit and adopt the ordinance to make it enforceable within their jurisdiction; and two, it's going to take awhile, maybe up to two years, to inspect and grade the approximately 3,200 food trucks and 2,800 food carts.