Susan McKelvey

NFPA offers fire safety tips for mobile cooking operations (a.k.a. food trucks)

Blog Post created by Susan McKelvey Employee on Oct 9, 2015

If you pay attention to food trends or live in/near a big city, then you know that mobile and temporary cooking operations (a.k.a. food trucks) are popping up all over. But as these operations have become increasingly popular, related fire incidents have been on the rise, bringing much-needed focus and attention on how to minimize associated risks.

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NFPA Technical Committees are currently discussing the need for more comprehensive standards development activity on this issue.  In the meantime, we've put together a tip sheet* that food truck vendors can use for safely operating their vehicles.

* The tip sheet provides some considerations for food truck operations. Operators should check with the local jurisdiction for specific requirements. This tip sheet is not a comprehensive list, nor does it reflect the official position of NFPA or any of its technical committees.

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