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Food Trucks

Learn about the fire requirements for food trucks on campus.

food-truck.JPGFood truck popularity continues to grow on the campus. This creates new fire risks associated with propane gas, cooking operations and portable generators.

In an effort to mitigate these hazards, UC San Diego requires that all food trucks are permitted and operating safely. 

The following must be completed and approved prior to entering UC San Diego property:

  1. Request a food a truck inspection
  2. Pass a Food Truck Inspection (see checklist for requirements)
  3. Ensure you have met the Gas Detection Requirements in Food Trucks criteria 
  4. Obtain a UC San Diego Food Permit for the Food Truck

The Campus Fire Marshal office, in conjunction with the Health Fire Marshal office, uses a system of approval tags for food trucks that operate anywhere on the medical center or campus properties. This ensures all vendors are complying with fire safety regulations highlighted in the Fire-Inspection Checklist.

Food truck tag information is provided publicly so anyone can view tag locations and approval dates. Authorized trucks will have a tag applied to the bottom of the food truck windshield and should be clearly visible. 

If you see an unauthorized food truck on campus, would like to request a food truck inspection or have concerns with the safe operation of one, please contact the Fire Safety Team.


Contact the EH&S Fire Safety Team.