Koslowitz: Food trucks and carts need letter grades

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Photo by: Ron Cogswell

Photo by: Ron Cogswell

Yesterday, Council Member Karen Koslowitz submitted legislation that would require food trucks and carts to display Health Department letter grades.
The letter grades would use a similar grading system like the one put up for New York City restaurants.
Koslowitz argued that customers don’t really know the sanitary conditions of the food trucks or carts. She said she would like to implement the letter grades since the current grading systems “works well.”
“The consumer has a right to know to what degree a cart is in compliance,” Koslowitz said. “This way the public can make an informed choice as to whether to eat at a particular food cart. It’s simply about consumer protection, forewarned is forearmed.”

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