Eat at your own risk: Is your favorite food truck on the 'Dirty List'?

Pest chemicals and expired food: A look at local food trucks who made this month's dirty list.

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.

SEE WANDERING DONKEY’S REPORT

“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.

SEE SUPER TACO’S REPORT

#3: Leaks

At Hey Papirrin Mariscos y Tacos Al Mesquite food truck, grease was seen dripping on the side of the truck and onto the ground.

SEE HEY PAPIRRIN MARISCOS’ REPORT

At Philadelphia Sandwich Company food truck, there were leaks at the front of the trailer.

SEE PHILADELPHIA SANDWICH’S COMPANY’S REPORT

#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.

SEE RALPH’S SNACK BAR’S REPORT

At Cheese Love and Happiness food truck, the cooked steak and macaroni and cheese were well below 135 degrees.

SEE CHEESE LOVE AND HAPPINESS’ REPORT

#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.

SEE ALL STAR CATERING’S REPORT

To see which restaurants are on the "Dirty List," visit 12news.com/dirty.

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