Township of West Caldwell, NJ
Essex County
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[1993 Code § 232-1]
A code regulating retail food establishments and food and beverage vending machines and fixing penalties is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the Code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without the inclusion of the text.
[1993 Code § 232-2]
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Chapter 12, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishment and Food and Beverage Vending Machines."
[1993 Code § 232-3]
Three copies of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Chapter 12, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines have been placed on file in the offices of the Secretary of the Board of Health and the Township Clerk/Administrator for the use by and examination of the public.
[1993 Code §§ 232-4, 230-4; BH Ord. 8/4/76; BH Ord. 7/6/83; BH Ord. 6/16/93;]
The fees for licenses and certificates under this chapter shall be as follows:
Retail Food Establishments.
More than 20,000 square feet: $150.
Less than 20,000 square feet: $60.
Packaged candy: $30.
Mobile food vending: $50.
Temporary retail food establishments: $30.
Food Handler's Certificate. Application for a food handler's certificate shall be made to the Board of Health which shall contain the following information: The name and address of the applicant and place of his present or prospective employment. A history of any contagious or infectious diseases (if any), and such other information as the Board of Health may require. A fee of $12 shall be paid upon the filing of said application of which $2 shall be retained by the Board of Health and $10 shall be paid to the Essex County Vocational School.
Food and Beverage Vending Machines. The annual license fee to engage in the business shall be $25 for all types of food and beverage vending machines. However, where any of the following are vended by machine, there shall be an additional annual fee of $15 for each machine vending the following: bulk soft drinks, bulk food products, bottled or bulk milk, soup, coffee, hot cocoa or chocolate, fruit juices, cake, pastry, pie, buttered popcorn, sandwiches and ice cream.
[1993 Code § 232-5; BH Ord. 8/4/76]
The New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Chapter 12 is hereby amended as follows:
Section 8:24-6.6, Size, installation and maintenance of plumbing. Subsection (a) is amended by adding the following:
6. All restaurants, supermarkets and butcher shops must install and properly maintain grease traps. The purpose of said devices shall be to separate, capture and contain all rendered animal fat, all oily matters and all thick lubricants from wastewater discharging from any of the aforementioned food establishments into the sewer system.
7. In addition to routine inspections by the Health Department, all restaurants, supermarkets and butcher shops must employ at their own expense a licensed plumbing inspector to conduct an annual inspection of their grease traps and connecting wastewater lines to ensure that waste oil and grease is being adequately removed from wastewater being discharged into the sewer system. The inspector will be required to provide a formal inspection report to the Health Department containing his observations.
By the addition of the following:
Food Equipment and Utensils.
Design, Construction, and Materials: Equipment used or intended to be used for grinding or other processing of pork meats shall be used exclusively for such processing of pork and shall not be used for grinding or processing and intermingling of any other meats.
[1993 Code § 230-5]
No vending machine, as defined in the code, shall be stationed in the open area of any premises but shall be confined to an indoor area available to the public during the regular business hours of the day.
[Ord. BH6-7-06]
No person shall conduct, maintain or operate a retail food establishment in the Township of West Caldwell as specified in Chapter XII of the State Sanitary Code, (N.J.A.C. 8:24 and N.J.S.A. 26:1A-7) without first obtaining a license issued by the Board of Health.
All applications for the renewal of retail food licenses and the required fees must be received by the Health Officer no later than December 31 of the year in which the current license shall expire. License application fees are nonrefundable. All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the year of issue.
Whenever the owner of a retail food establishment fails to renew their retail food license and pay the required fees by March 1 of the year after their license expires, the owner shall be assessed and the Board reimbursed a fee of $50.
A person purchasing a retail food establishment shall apply for a new license no later than 10 days prior to commencing operation under new ownership. Operators of retail food establishments are required to notify the Board of Health of the impending sale of the establishment no later than 30 days prior to the sale.
[Ord. BH6-7-06]
The Health Officer or his/her designee shall provide the holder of the retail food license with written notice of any violations of the provisions of this chapter. The notice shall specify the violations found, the required remedial action and a reasonable time period to correct or abate such violations. If the violations are not corrected or abated within the time set forth in the notice, the license may be suspended or revoked. If, in the opinion of the Health Officer or his/her designee, the violation(s) constitute an imminent health threat, the license may be suspended or revoked.