Food truck fare: Trendy eats, but are they safe?

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Food trucks — once the catering staples of construction sites — are no longer just about convenience. These rolling kitchens bring innovative gourmet food to busy streets and crowded parking lots, with diverse menus that attract hordes of hungry customers and discerning foodies.

But as popular as food trucks are — nationally, a billion-dollar industry that defines the landscape in places like Los Angeles; Miami; Austin, Tex.; and Portland, Ore. — they still serve restaurant fare, which is typically loaded with saturated fat, salt, refined carbo-hydrates, sugar, and calories.

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