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L.A. County food trucks to get letter grades

October 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles County's food trucks will soon be given letter grades from health inspectors.The L.A. County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to give food trucks the same letter grades already given to traditional restaurants.

Health inspectors will have the authority to conduct surprise visits to the trucks twice a year and give them A, B or C ratings. Truckers must post their grades prominently for customers to see, just as restaurants do.

The ordinance takes effect in 30 days.

Food truck operators have said they look forward to the rules, believing they will give people more confidence in the cleanliness of their operations.