A review of Boston's food trucks has found that they are more likely to be temporarily shut down for serious health violations than bricks-and-mortar restaurants.
The Boston Globe reports Monday that while food trucks were less likely than restaurants to have violations, they were more likely to be suspended for serious issues that pose an "imminent public health threat."
Nine of the city's 96 licensed food trucks last year were closed on the spot until violations were corrected. By comparison, two of every 100 restaurants were suspended.
Food trucks in Boston were cited for violations 200 times in 2016. About half were serious infractions.
Most of the serious violations that led to shutdowns were related to a lack of running water with which to wash vegetables, clean cutting surfaces and wash hands.