Do you think food trucks are safe? Have you ever wondered what happens and how it happens in such a small space on a truck? I must admit, I look past the person taking my order to get as much of an inside view of the truck that is preparing my food as possible. I do this as well at restaurants. Mostly because I am a foodie and I am always curious.
Last summer, my husband got food poison from a food truck and has been hesitant ever since. After this incident I decided to do some research to get the facts and arm myself with enough ammunition to convince hubby to not give up on all food trucks. This is what I learned.....
A recent study from, The Institute of Justice, titled "Street Eats, Safe Eats" contends that food trucks are actually safer and less complex than restaurant kitchens. In fact in many states, food trucks are subjected to the same regulations as restaurants. Researchers throughly analyzed 260,000 food safety inspection reports in seven major cities across the US including Miami, Seattle, Boston, Las Vegas, Louisville, and Washington DC.
The conclusion of the study contends that the notion or idea that food trucks are not safe is a myth.
Armed with research and a little manipulation through the kids, I convince my husband to give food trucks another try. Believe me when I tell you I was one happy Mamma. Check out what I ate...
Pulled Pork BBQ Grits
Grilled Lamb Burger with Feta Cheese Sauce
Pimento Cheese and Red Jalapeño Deviled Eggs
Sesame and Chili Oil French Fries with Sriracha Ketchup
Orange Strawberry and Salted Chocolate Popsicles
Food trucks though mobile rely on repeat business just like restaurants. They are not in business to make anyone ill and want you to not only come back, but want you to tell all your friends to come as well. Any truck or restaurant that is not using safe practices will not remain in business for long as bad news always travels fast, especially in this social media age.