Last night, health department officials cracked down on the food truck gathering on Chatsworth street, the Daily News reported. Although I, as well as most responsible food truck owners, welcome health inspections, the specific violation cited in the Daily News' article has no basis science whatsoever. The article says that one food truck "was shut down for running low on hot water for washing hands." If the truck had any water available for washing hands, that should be enough, since the temperature of water used for hand washing has no impact whatsoever on hygiene. Yet the County health department continues to issue violations and to require that hand washing water be hot. To be hot enough to kill germs, the water would also have to be hot enough to burn skin. Fortunately, L.A. County Department of Health doesn't require water to be that hot. Still, the question remains: why require hot water for hand washing at all? Food truck operators target
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Tonight at 5pm, enjoy some of L.A.'s best-reviewed food trucks at a special event at the VFW. What's so special about it, you ask? So what, you say, we've got food trucks every Friday? First, you can enjoy your food not just standing on the sidewalk, but on the lovely, waterfall-equipped back patio of the VFW Hall. Second, the VFW has a full bar. Third, the lineup is heavy hitting: Komodo, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Grill 'Em All, White Rabbit, Gourmet Genie, and O.G. Tempura. How often do you get to enjoy delicious food while SITTING in CHAIRS? Seize this opportunity while you can.