Township of Mansfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Mansfield 3-4-1988 by Ord. No. BH-1968-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 40-1 Code established and adopted.

A code regulating retail food-handling establishments, providing for the inspection of such establishments and fixing penalties for violations, is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.

§ 40-2 Title.

[Amended 9-24-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-16]
The said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Retail Food-Handling Establishment Code of New Jersey (1992, as amended)."

§ 40-3 Copies on file.

[Amended 9-24-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-16]
Three copies of the said Retail Food-Handling Establishment Code of New Jersey (1992, as amended) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of this local Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there, until final action is taken on this chapter, for use and examination by the public.

§ 40-4 Permits, licenses and certificates.

A. 
No person shall operate a retail food-handling establishment unless a license or approval of an existing certificate, permit or license to operate same shall have been issued by this Board of Health, along with a satisfactory status approval by the Burlington County Board of Health. Such license or approval of an existing certificate, permit or license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in such establishment.
[Amended 9-24-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-16]
B. 
There shall be a charge of $25 for such permit or approval of an existing permit, except that there shall be no charge for such permit or approval of existing permit to nonprofit organizations, associations or corporations.
[Amended 9-24-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-16; 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-24]
C. 
Licenses issued or approved under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually on December 31 of each year, and application for removal thereof shall be submitted together with the required fee prior to December 1 of each year.
D. 
A person conducting an itinerant retail food-handling establishment shall secure a license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, or if such person is the holder of a certificate, permit or license issued by the Board of Health or other proper authority of another jurisdiction, said certificate, permit or license may be approved by the Mansfield Township Board of Health, and there shall be a fee for such approval of $2.
[Amended 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-24]
E. 
A license or approval of certificate, permit or license may be suspended or revoked for a violation by the holder of any provision of this chapter or code after an opportunity for a hearing by the Board of Health or its authorized representative.
F. 
A license or approval of a certificate, permit or license issued by another Board of Health is not transferable.

§ 40-5 Deletions and changes in printed code.

A. 
The following paragraphs contained in Section 4.2c, entitled "Methods and Facilities for Washing and Sanitizing," of the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965) are hereby amended or changed to read as follows:
(4)
A three-compartment sink shall be provided and used wherever washing and sanitization of equipment or utensils are conducted manually, provided that establishments where the only utensils to be washed are limited to spatulas, tongs and similar devices, and when the only equipment to be cleaned is stationary and does not require disassembly for proper cleaning, a one-compartment sink may be approved by the health authority for this purpose. At least a two-compartment sink shall be provided and used for washing kitchenware and equipment which does not require sanitization. Single-compartment utility sinks, such as cooks' and bakers' sinks, may be used for the prerinsing of utensils.
(7)
Dish tables or drainboards, of adequate size for proper handling of soiled utensils prior to washing and for cleaned utensils following rinsing or sanitization, shall be provided and shall be so located or constructed as not to interfere with the proper use of the dishwashing facilities, provided that drainboards shall not be required for cooks' and bakers' rinse sinks.
(10)
(b) The flow pressure shall be not less than 15 nor more than 25 pounds per square inch on the waterline at the machine, and not less than 10 pounds per square inch at the rinse nozzles. A suitable gauge clock shall be provided immediately upstream from the final rinse valve to permit checking the flow pressure of the final rinse water.
B. 
The following paragraph contained in Section 6.4a, entitled "Dressing Rooms and Lockers," of the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965) is hereby amended or changed to read as follows:
(1)
Adequate facilities shall be provided for the orderly storage of employees' clothing and personal belongings. Dressing rooms or designated areas shall be provided. Such designated areas shall be located outside the food-preparation, storage and serving areas, and utensil-washing and storage areas, provided that the health authority may approve such an area in a storage room where only completely packaged food is stored.

§ 40-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-11; 9-24-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-16]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:1A-10, any person who violates any of the provisions of or order promulgated under this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, for each violation, or to a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, or both; and each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and each day the same is violated shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.

§ 40-7 Repealer.

All ordinances, codes or parts of the same inconsistent with any of the provisions of this chapter and the code established hereunder are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

§ 40-8 Severability.

In the event that any section, sentence or clause of this chapter or code shall be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not in any manner prejudice the enforcement of the remaining provisions.

§ 40-9 When effective.

This chapter and the code herein established shall take effect 30 days after first publication.