Borough of Midland Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Midland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Ord. #9; 1973 Code §§ 122-1 through 122-5] 
A code regulating retail food establishments and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 69.6. A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is commonly known as the "Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965)".
Three (3) copies of the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965) have been placed on file in the office of the Health Officer, Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer 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.
The following amendments, additions and deletions shall be made to the code herein adopted:
a. 
In Section 1.11, Retail Food Establishment, add "food vending vehicles."
[ New]
Any person who violates any provision of or order promulgated under this chapter or code established herein shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty established in Chapter BH1, Section BH1-2.
[Added 11-12-1996 by Ord. No. BOH 01-1996]
The Midland Park Board of Health recognizes the importance of safe food handling practices and sanitation in all Midland Park establishments. In a continual endeavor to protect and promote the Health of the People of Midland Park and those who utilize Borough food establishments, the Board creates this article titled "Food Handler Course Training Program."
The Board of Health shall order the Health Officer to conduct a Food Handlers Course Training Program once a year. The Board may order additional courses to address specific problems, complaints, or continued violations of a sanitary nature. All courses shall be in compliance with current New Jersey State Department of Health guidelines for food course training.
All retail food establishments are required to maintain in their employ at least the specified number of food handler personnel who have attended an approved course of instruction for food handler training. Personnel required to attend shall be food service workers who are directly engaged in delivery, storage, processing and service of food product. Owners and managers shall notify the Health Department when they are no longer in compliance with the required number of course attendees. Records are to be kept of those who have attended approved courses. Duration of certification shall be two years from date of course completion.
Establishments shall provide personnel to an approved Food Handler Course Training Program In the following manner:
a. 
Take-out, miscellaneous: one person per shift.
b. 
Restaurants of 49 seats and below: one person per shift.
c. 
Restaurants of 50 seats and above: two people per shift.
d. 
Supermarkets: one store manager and one person from each department per shift.
e. 
Hotels/Motels: one person from each food handling department per shift.
Any establishment not in compliance with any provision of this article shall be subject to fines/costs per offense:
a. 
First offense: $50 plus costs.
b. 
Second offense: $100 plus costs.
c. 
Third and each consecutive offense: $200 plus costs.
The Board of Health may suspend the retail food establishment license of any person, partnership corporation, or establishment in violation of this article, for a period of no more than three days, pursuant to the authority of the Board of Health to license and regulate food establishments as provided by N.J.S.A. 26: 3-31(c).
This article shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law.