Food cart permit should not be renewed based upon false statements in application.
In a revocation proceeding, a food cart owner was charged with falsely stating in her renewal applications that only she or her son would vend from her cart and with failing to supervise other vendors who operated her cart. ALJ Alessandra F. Zorgniotti found that respondent misrepresented who would be operating her cart. She also found that respondent was an absentee permit holder who had failed to supervise the operation of her cart, and allowed it to be operated by others in a manner that presented a risk of food-borne illness to the public. Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene v. Khatoon (in PDF), OATH Index No. 2489/11 (Nov. 18, 2011), adopted, Comm’r Dec. (Nov. 29, 2011).