Phoenix TV station reports 'dirty food trucks' list

Nov. 10, 2017

12News in Phoenix recently reported on "dirty" food trucks as part of its "East At Your Own Risk" series. In a recent report, a TV reporter followed Rudy Coronel of the Maricopa County Environmental Services who only inspects food trucks. 

One food truck, The Wandering Donkey, inspected during a lunch rush, got an "A" and had only minimal violations.

However, several other food trucks had violations that included incorrect food temperatures, leaks, incorrect hand washing and having insect spray too close to food.

The Super Taco food truck was cited for an employee touching their face and returning to work without removing the gloves and washing their hands.

The Hey Papirrin Mariscos y Tacos Al Mesquite food truck had a leak violation, as grease was noticed dripping on the side of the truck and onto the ground.

The Philadelphia Sandwich Company food truck had leaks at the front of the trailer.

At Ralph's Snack Bar food truck, the inspector noticed incorrect holding temperatures for chorizo, corn dogs, lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, cheese and ham. Hot foods must be warmer than 135 degrees while cool foods have to be below 41 degrees to prevent germs from growing in room temperature.

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

At the All Star Catering food truck, the inspector noticed a container of insect spray on the unit near food that had to be removed. 


Topics: Food & Beverage, Food Safety, Independent Operators


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