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Study: Food Trucks May Be Safer Than Restaurants
Time ^ | 6/19 | Aleksandra Gjorgievska

Posted on 06/19/2014 1:26:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway

ood trucks in 7 cities performed better than or the same as restaurants on food safety inspection reports

Grabbing your lunch from a food truck may be a safer option than sitting down at a restaurant, according to a new study.

After examining over 260,000 food inspection reports, researchers from a public law interest firm in Virginia found that in each of the seven examined cities—Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C.—food trucks performed better than or as well as restaurants.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
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1 posted on 06/19/2014 1:26:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I never eat at Chinese Restaurants , I had a job delivering Produce and I have see the Kitchen Area


2 posted on 06/19/2014 1:29:04 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

Fewer places for rats and bugs to hide. Plus when the truck moves, it scares them off.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 1:30:41 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: nickcarraway
All restaurants have sewer-backup problems. That's where the trucks have them beat. They have no sewer to backup.
4 posted on 06/19/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: molson209

Some Chinese don’t believe in refrigeration. Ever see the raw, unrefrigerated chickens hanging in the window in shops and restaurants in Chinatown?


5 posted on 06/19/2014 1:31:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: varyouga
Fewer places for rats and bugs to hide.

I guess the roaches find room; ergo, "roach coaches."

6 posted on 06/19/2014 1:33:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wouldn’t eat anywhere including my own house, that’s why I......................................................


7 posted on 06/19/2014 1:33:21 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: luvbach1

Chicken?! Aren’t those ducks?


8 posted on 06/19/2014 1:33:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hot food is always OK. I eat off of grills or trucks in Mexico when I go there, and I’ve never had a problem. The food has to be hot and just cooked and served in paper or on a tray.

Also, spices (curry, chile, lime juice and even salt) are very present in instant food - that is, food truck food - and these are big bacteria killers.

NYC is fine...just don’t eat the hot dogs in the tepid grey water...


9 posted on 06/19/2014 1:34:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: nickcarraway
Here's why: state authorities demand VERY strict sanitary controls on food trucks. As such, food trucks have to be thoroughly cleaned at least once per day.
10 posted on 06/19/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

Would being owner operated be a factor also?


11 posted on 06/19/2014 1:38:00 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Where is your thinking cap? The one you were issued in elementary school.)
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To: luvbach1

The British used to hang their chickens and game until it was blue...meaning nearly rotted. But they liked the flavor, and cooking it sufficiently meant that there wouldn’t be any unfortunate results.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I take the same approach when eating at street vendors - especially outside the U.S. Freshly cooked hot food, served on paper or disposable plates and silverware if at all possible (just in case the dishwasher didn’t do his job, or the local wash water isn’t all that safe).


13 posted on 06/19/2014 1:41:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is not news!

Restaurants stuff all kinds of non-food crap into their food, but food trucks just cook up good stuff without all that crap.
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14 posted on 06/19/2014 1:42:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: luvbach1

have you ever seen a roach on a “roach coach?”

Probably not, huh?

Ever wonder why?


15 posted on 06/19/2014 1:44:48 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That sewer is a 5 gallon bucket that drywall mud came in think about that for a minute


16 posted on 06/19/2014 1:49:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: livius
The British used to . . .

Really? We're discussing food and you reference the British?

17 posted on 06/19/2014 1:56:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: al baby

But they dump it every day.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 1:57:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

Restaurants employ people who should not be handling food. You can watch your food being prepared in a food truck, so it’s safer.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 2:04:13 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: editor-surveyor

I can’t remember seeing a roach on a “roach coach” and yes, I wonder why?


20 posted on 06/19/2014 2:24:20 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: nickcarraway
Chicken?! Aren’t those ducks?

Sometimes. But the ducks I've seen were smoked. I was talking raw chickens.

21 posted on 06/19/2014 2:26:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1
Ever see the raw, unrefrigerated chickens hanging in the window in shops and restaurants in Chinatown?

The chickens are just for advertising. The "other other white meat" is for eating.

22 posted on 06/19/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: nickcarraway
The food served by the Cuban run “roach coaches” that serviced boatyards and job sites was some of the best food in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.
23 posted on 06/19/2014 2:51:38 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Exhaust fumes kill all insects and bacteria.

Ever see the fans on a roach coach?

They suck air, including engine exhaust, IN.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: livius

Mr. Mercat and I call them street grunts. Watch the food being cooked. We hosted a small festival at our farm last year with a food truck. It was great. Rent a portapotty and contract with a food truck. Instant party.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 4:40:01 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: bunkerhill7

You have quite an imagination.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: luvbach1

Insects will not enter or remain on a vehicle with an engine running. Its like a constant earthquake to them.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 7:11:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: al baby; E. Pluribus Unum

>> “That sewer is a 5 gallon bucket that drywall mud came in...” <<

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Its more like a 50 gallon polypropylene holding tank that they have to pay $35 to empty every day, even if there is little or nothing in it.
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28 posted on 06/19/2014 7:15:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

the fans are directly above the engine exhausts.

29 posted on 06/19/2014 8:47:00 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

The fans are grill exhausts, and the engine is not running.

The engine exhaust is right behind the rear axle, about where the redhead is standing.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 9:23:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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