Originally Posted by bapos
... lornaschinske not sure what state you live in but I suspect they wear knee high boots? Thats insane for fine someone or take away their license for letting ice water drip on the ground? What do they do when it rains? its the same water ( the ice water is probably cleaner) that comes from the sky and hits the same ground?
We are street food vendors. That is what we do for a living. So far we have vended in NC, GA, TX & NM. While I am a tad paranoid about failing an inspection, we haven't yet. Just passed on Tuesday... perfect score! We even got perfect scores in TX! But if we fail that means no work and no $$ coming in. I have become very familiar with health department regulations. If I open the plug on our drink cooler and drain it on the street or into a storm sewer, I can lose my vending license in most any state. It is considered waste water once it leaves the cooler. We cannot serve the ice that the sodas have been sitting in either as the ice is considered "contaminated". Try explaining that to a customer on a hot day who wants ice in a cup for their soda. Yes, the ice is clean (we buy ice made from reverse-osmosis water) but it's not clean enough to serve to a customer. We can lose our license if we serve it.
This is what we do and what we work out of (a home built food cart) on the street. We are based in a private campground (dump waste water into the sewer, refill fresh water) .
What we sell...
What we started out with (built from mostly scrap)
After TX (tough regulations), what we ended up with...
We have 4 sinks in a 5X6 trailer. A triple "bowl" sink for washing (wash, rinse, sanitize) and a dedicated hand wash sink.
Our BBQ is the best in town, or so our customers say. We have a few that are addicted to it. And one who passes thru town once a month. He always stops to buy our BBQ....