[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of North Haledon 5-21-1979 (Ch. 193 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes any drink or beverage intended for human consumption.
- FOOD HANDLER'S CERTIFICATE
- A permit or a license issued or granted to any person by virtue of the New Jersey Statutes and more particularly N.J.S.A. 26:3-32, as amended and supplemented.
- Includes any individual, firm, corporation, society, partnership, unincorporated association or an association engaged in the business or employed in the business of preparing and processing food intended for human consumption, be it for immediate on- or off-premises consumption.
No person shall engage in or be employed in the business of or service of preparing and processing food intended for human consumption without first having obtained a food handler's certificate, upon written application therefor, from the Board of Health of the Borough of North Haledon, New Jersey, except as is expressly limited by § 640-4 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. BH:1-1993]
The food handler's certificate required by § 640-2 of this chapter shall not be issued or granted to any person, unless the person seeking such food handler's certificate shall have first completed a course of instruction, generally in health education, sanitation, personal hygiene, food poisoning, dishwashing procedures and other related health matters. The course of instruction shall be under the supervision or the direction of the State of New Jersey's Health Department and will be reviewed by the Health Officer of the Borough of North Haledon, New Jersey. A fee as provided in Chapter 635, Fees, Health, will be imposed for review of the said course of instruction.
No person, as is herein defined, shall engage in or be employed in the business of preparing or processing food intended for human consumption for a period exceeding 30 days without applying for the food handler's certificate and also fully complying with all of the terms as are prescribed in this chapter.
No person to whom a food handler's certificate is issued or granted shall give, loan, transfer or permit the same to be used by any other person for any purpose whatsoever.
[Amended 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. BH:1-1993; 4-28-2008 by Ord. No. BH:5-2008]
The food handler's certificate, when granted, shall be valid for a period of five years, unless the same is suspended or revoked, and the fee therefor shall be as provided in Chapter 635, Fees, Health. An additional fee as provided in Chapter 635, Fees, Health, will be charged to anyone seeking a replacement for a lost or stolen card.
For good cause shown and on written notice to any person holding a food handlers's certificate, the Board of Health of the Borough of North Haledon, New Jersey, expressly reserves the right to suspend or revoke any food handler's certificate issued or granted pursuant to this chapter.
All employers engaged in the business or service of preparing and processing food intended for human consumption, be it for immediate on- or off-premises consumption, shall at all times keep and maintain accurate records of the name and address of each employee, date of employment, the date of the issuance of said food handler's certificate and the number thereof, which record shall be available at all times for inspection by the Board of Health of the Borough of North Haledon, New Jersey, or any of its accredited agents or representatives.
Except as is expressly limited in § 640-4 herein intended for new employees, no employer shall employ any person in the preparation or processing of food intended for human consumption unless the person so employed shall have a food handler's certificate as is herein defined.
[Amended 12-17-1990 by Ord. No. BH:1-1990; 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. BH:1-1993; 4-28-2008 by Ord. No. BH:5-2008]
No person shall operate a retail food establishment without first having obtained a retail food establishment license.
No license shall be issued unless the establishment complies with the applicable provisions of the State of New Jersey Sanitary Code for Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Retail Food Establishment.
Editor's Note: See Chapter XII of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines (N.J.A.C. 8:24).
[Added 4-28-2008 by Ord. No. BH:5-2008]
All buildings and premises subject to this chapter are subject to inspection from time to time by the Registered Environmental Health Specialist or his/her duly authorized representatives. All rooms and areas in the building shall be available and accessible for such inspections, which shall be made during usual business hours if the premises are used for nonresidential purposes; provided, however, that inspections may be made at other times if the premises are not available during the foregoing hours for inspections, there is reason to believe that violations are occurring on the premises which can be determined and proved by inspection only during other than the prescribed hours, or there is reason to believe a violation exists of a character which is an immediate threat to health or safety requiring inspection and abatement without delay.
[Added 12-17-1990 by Ord. No. BH:1-1990; amended 4-28-2008 by Ord. No. BH:5-2008]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provisions of this chapter or code established herein or notice issued thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable for a penalty not to exceed $2,000 for each violation or for a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days.