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Special Report: Food truck cleanliness

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 13:08:04-04

All across town, food trucks have been popping up and keeping health inspectors busy.

The number of food trucks operating in Nueces County has doubled to more than 300 in just the past few years.

Just like restaurants, food trucks are required to be inspected.

So how exactly are food truck owners and employees making sure that all meals are safe and conditions are sanitary for their customers?

Jennifer Richter, of the Public Health Sanitation Department maintains that officials are monitoring food tuck safety practices.

"We're looking to see how they're keeping the food, is it safe, we check about enclosures to the unit." she said.

"For the safety of the community and everybody, this food that we're eating and putting into our mouths, we got to have everything clean." said Betty Lopez of R&B Funnel Cakes and More.

In a KRIS 6 news Special Report, Ashley Portillo looks into what the Health Department is doing to ensure that everything is as it should be.

You can see that report tonight at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.