PHOENIX – Food trucks are a booming business, but they’re held to the same standards as every other restaurant.
12 News followed Rudy Coronel Maricopa County Environmental Services with who only inspects food trucks onto the Wandering Donkey food truck.
“I’m going to wash my hands,” said Coronel. “I’m going to check the temperatures of the hot food and the cold food.”
The chipotle on wheels was in the middle of lunch rush when Coronel started his report.
After a half an hour, the food truck scored an A and had very minimal violations.
“They always do good,” said Coronel.
But that’s not the case for all food trucks.
Here are four violations seen on trucks:
#4: Washing hands
At Super Taco food truck, an inspector noticed an employee touch their face and returned to food service without removing the gloves and washing their hands.
At Hey Papirrin Mariscos y Tacos Al Mesquite food truck, grease was seen dripping on the side of the truck and onto the ground.
At Philadelphia Sandwich Company food truck, there were leaks at the front of the trailer.
#2: Holding temperatures for foods
Hot foods need to be warmer than 135 degrees and cool foods need to be below 41 degrees. This prevents germs from growing in room temperature foods.
At Ralph’s Snack Bar food truck, the inspector observed chorizo, corn dogs, lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, cheese and ham all in the danger zone.
At Cheese Love and Happiness food truck, the cooked steak and macaroni and cheese were well below 135 degrees.
#1: Having toxins or pest control sprays near food
At All Star Catering food truck, there was a container of Ortho Home Defense insect spray on the unit. The spray had to be removed. Restaurants must use an inspector.
To see which restaurants are on the "Dirty List," visit 12news.com/dirty.
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