Borough of Mountain Lakes, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Mountain Lakes as Ch. BH-X of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Retail food establishments — See Ch. 268.

§ 272-1 Food or beverage processing establishments.

A. 
License required; fee. No person shall operate any food processing or beverage processing establishment in the Borough without first having obtained a food and beverage license and paying the fee therefor, as set forth in § 111-3I.
B. 
Inspection; conformance.
(1) 
Every establishment referred to in this section shall be subject to inspection during all business hours by the Board or the Health Officer.
(2) 
Every such establishment shall at all times conform to sanitary regulations contained herein and affecting or concerning the handling, manufacture, preparation, storage, sale or exposure of any food or beverage.

§ 272-2 Fish and meat.

A. 
Sale of fish. No person shall sell, expose for sale or offer for sale any fish, other than frozen fish, within the Borough unless the place from which the same is sold, exposed or offered for sale fully complies in all respects with the following provisions:
(1) 
All floor shall be of nonabsorbent material.
(2) 
Ice refrigerators shall have a drain permanently connected indirectly into a proper trap and vented fixture to the sanitary sewer line and shall be flushed daily with fresh water.
(3) 
All table tops and counter tops shall be of nonabsorbent material. Portable wooden cutting or chopping boards are permitted, but they shall be thoroughly washed and scrubbed daily.
(4) 
All fish markets or places where fish is sold shall have the following:
(a) 
Thorough ventilation.
(b) 
Self-closing doors.
(c) 
Running water separate from washing basin.
(d) 
At least two metal garbage cans with covers for fish scraps. Cans shall be at least 10 gallons and shall be removed and emptied daily.
(5) 
All doors and windows shall be screened from May 1 to October 1 in each year. Window screens shall be of permanent locking type.
(6) 
Toilet and hand washing facilities shall be provided for fish handlers.
(7) 
Only wholesome and edible fish products shall be sold for human consumption.
(8) 
All fish showcases shall be internally lined with nonabsorbent material.
B. 
Sale of meat.
(1) 
Inspection.
(a) 
No person shall expose for sale or offer for sale, or otherwise dispose of or have in his possession for the sale or disposal within the Borough, any meat of or from any cattle, calf, lamb, goat, swine or any part of any animal from which any meat is obtained, unless the animal has been examined, both before and after slaughtering, by the veterinary inspector or other qualified officer of the Board of Health of a municipality having a system of inspection equal to that adopted by the United States Bureau of Animal Industry.
(b) 
All meat or meat food products offered for sale in the Borough shall be subject to reinspection and condemnation at all times by the Board.
(2) 
No person shall offer or expose for sale, or sell or otherwise dispose of within the Borough, or be possessed of any meat or meat products, unless the factory or establishment where the same are manufactured, processed or put up, bears the approval of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry or the approval of the Board of Health of the municipality in which the same is located. Nothing herein contained, however, shall be construed to permit the use, sale or the exposure for sale thereof for human consumption of any meat or meat products unfit for human consumption.
(3) 
No person shall sell, expose for sale or offer for sale, or cut any meat on the public streets within the Borough.
(4) 
This subsection, however, shall not be construed or taken to prohibit the sale of meat sold as and being in fact a frozen food and sold in its original sealed package, if it complies with the provisions of Subsection B(1) of this section.