Food truck operators in Ventura County could get a wake-up call today, as County Supervisors will look at a proposal to set the stage for tougher regulations.
County Environmental Health officials say many of the older trucks operating in the county don’t meet state code requirements. They don’t have hot and cold running water, or storage to keep food items heated, or cooled for extended periods of time.
In a letter to Supervisors, health officials are proposing to allow them to operate for the next year with a temporary food facility permit, but after that, if they don’t meet guidelines, the trucks will no longer be able to work in the county.
Officials say with a skyrocketing number of community events with food booths in the county, they are also seeking a four percent fee hike to help cover operating costs.