By Michael Gelbwasser | Westborough Patch
Food is being served locally a la cart — literally — more often.
“Food trucks seem to be the new thing,”Westborough Director of Public Health Paul McNulty told the board of health in his April report.
“Some are really tricked out with equipment like a full service restaurant.”
McNulty said he attended a food trucks workship last month.
McNulty, Town Sanitarian Steven Baccari and Town Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist’s April reports were on Tuesday night’s health board agenda.
Gilchrist said she inspected the BeBopps Mobile Ice Cream Truck that served the recent spring festival.
“There are new laws in place for all ice cream mobile vendors,” Gilchrist wrote.
“All owners will now have to (be) licensed by their hometown’s police department and will also have to go through CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sex Offender Record Information) checks. They also will have to be fingerprinted.
Gilchrist added that she was supposed to inspect a Kraft Food Truck planning to set up at Stop and Shop on Route 9. However, the vendor said the truck needed repairs.
Gilchrist and Baccari both said they attended food trucks training in April.
Among the other highlights of the health reports were:
- Westborough’s rabies clinic attracted 36 dogs and 32 cats, McNulty said. “I think this was more than we have had in a long time,” he said.
- McNulty and Gilchrist toured Owen O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, which will open at 17 Connector Road.
- McNulty said he inspected the residence at 165 Lyman St. “after being notified by the police. Borderline hoarding. An order was issued and the occupants cleaned up.” Baccari also noted this.
- Baccari said he noted 11 minor violations on a routine inspection of UNO’s. “All violations were corrected for the reinspection,” he said.
- Baccari said he noted 17 minor violations and one critical violation during a routine inspection of Sodexho @ BNY. “One minor violation was not corrected for the reinspection,” he said.