Newton aldermen and the city’s health department have been discussing allowing food trucks in Newton.

Some argue that with food trucks already allowed in Boston, Brookline and (in a limited way but soon perhaps in an expanded way) in Needham, permitting food trucks in Newton is inevitable.

But a story in Sunday’s Boston Globe reported substantial health concerns regarding these truck in Boston…

… 41 percent of these trucks have been cited for food safety violations that put their customers at risk of food poisoning, according to a Globe review of all inspection records since the vast majority of the trucks arrived in the city two years ago.

…The rate of permit suspensions was much higher for the food trucks than for the city’s 4,000-plus sit-down restaurants and fast-food chains, which had 87 suspensions during the same period.


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