City Council OKs Letter Grades For LA Food Trucks

Grades to be handed out in 2011 upon mayor's approval

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hundreds of food trucks rolling through the streets of Los Angeles may soon add another item to their menus — an A, B or C grade reflecting the cleanliness of their operations.

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt an ordinance requiring that all food trucks operating within Los Angeles display letter grades obtained from the county Department of Health. That’s something brick-and-mortar restaurants already do.

If the ordinance is signed into law by the mayor, officials say the grades would be handed out sometime next year.

The county Board of Supervisors adopted a similar regulation last month governing all food trucks that operate within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

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  • Zuma Dog Poo

    The City Council got an F rating.

  • swhit

    I would like to see the city councils get ratings that are constantly visible to the public!
    They need o quit taking the power of choice away non of these rules will stop them from being booted out of office!.

  • CA562DUDE

    This would be great.. what about Food Vendors who sell food on the Coner(s) all over the streets (s) even in front of there homes ???????

  • Antonio V.

    Agree. We need to grade the City Council. I’m working on it. Thank you,Angelinos.

  • Los Angeles Food Trucks

    I believe los angeles food trucks should have a grading system to keep things in order and keeps things fair with brick and mortar restaurants

  • Billy Jean

    How do the health department schedule a surprise visit to these caterers? They are constantly on the run. :)

  • Robin

    They could, but the trucks also advertise their locations pretty heavily so customers/fans can find them. Inspectors can just check twitter or tracking sites like this one to find out where the trucks are.

    The more legitimacy for the trucks the better, I say.

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