[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Stanhope 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-H2`. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.1 et seq., entitled "Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines, Chapter XII" are hereby adopted by reference pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69 to 69.6.
The standards as hereinabove mentioned, and such amendments as shall be adopted from time to time, shall be referred to henceforth as the "Sanitary Code of the Borough of Stanhope."
Three copies of N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.1 et seq., "Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines, Chapter XII" have been placed on file with the Board's Secretary and shall remain on file in said office for the use and examination of the public.
For purposes of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- BOARD OF HEALTH
- Health Authority; the Stanhope Board of Health or the agency under contractual obligation with the Stanhope Board of Health to enforce and administer local health ordinances and regulations.
- SANITARY CODE OR STATE CODE
- The state standards for retail food establishments and food and beverage vending machines, Chapter XII, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.1, et seq.
No person shall operate a retail food-handling or agricultural market establishment, whether stationary, temporary, mobile or itinerant, unless a food-handling license to operate same has been approved by the Board of Health and issued by the Board Secretary. Such license, after issuance, shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the establishment.
Application to operate a retail food-handling establishment shall be made to the Board Secretary and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fees established herein.
An inspection of the establishment shall be scheduled with the Health Authority following submission of the application and fee. The Health Authority shall forward in writing a report of findings for said inspection.
There shall be a charge of $50 for each such license, except that any school or nonprofit organization shall be exempt from such license fee.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05]
In the event that any inspection of any licensee should result in a conditional satisfactory or unsatisfactory finding by the Health Authority, the licensee shall pay a fee of $25 for each reinspection necessitated by such finding.
Licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually on July 1 of each year, and application for renewal thereof shall be submitted, together with the required fee, prior to June 15 of each year.
The Health Authority shall enforce the provisions of the State Sanitary Code in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:24-9.11.
Any license, approval, certificate or permit issued by the Board of Health or its authorized representative shall not be transferable.
Any person who violates any provisions of or order promulgated under this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation. Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.