Borough of Haworth, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 861 § BH-3.1]
The Registered Environmental Health Specialist shall act as the enforcing officer of the Board to carry into effect all of the powers vested in the Board of Health pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-1, et seq. In addition to such other duties as may be required from time to time, the Registered Environmental Health Specialist perform such duties as required by state law or regulations, including but not limited to the following:
a. 
Investigation of all complaints arising under the Revised Health Code of the Borough of Haworth;
b. 
Periodic inspection of each food and food-handling establishment to establish and report upon the sanitary conditions of such establishments and to take such steps as are necessary to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained in such establishments;
c. 
Performance of such duties as may be required in connection with control of communicable diseases, quarantine of the same and release from quarantine, together with such duties as may be required for compliance with the public health laws of the State of New Jersey having to do with communicable diseases;
d. 
Collection of samples of food, water and other materials and submission of the same to appropriate county or state agencies for analysis where such analysis appears necessary or desirable in connection with the maintenance of sanitary conditions within the Borough; and
e. 
Enforcement of the Borough Health Code and the State Sanitary Code.
[Ord. No. 861 § BH-3.2]
Whenever the Registered Environmental Health Specialist finds that the public safety will not permit delay, he or she may exercise one or more of the following powers without having to resort to legal proceedings and without the necessity of giving notice or holding any hearing which would otherwise be required under any provision of this chapter:
a. 
Power to Prevent the Sale of Food. The Registered Environmental Health Specialist may prohibit the importation into the Borough or sale of any food, drink or other item intended for human consumption or use from a source suspected of being infected, contaminated, unsanitary, unhealthy or dangerous.
b. 
Power to Seize and Destroy Unwholesome Food. The Registered Environmental Health Specialist may order the seizure and destruction of any food, drink or other item intended for human consumption which is unwholesome or dangerous or likely to cause sickness or injury to the persons who consume it.
c. 
Posting of Premises. Whenever the Registered Environmental Health Specialist determines that a retail food service establishment or other public or private premises contains a health hazard or is in violation of this chapter or of applicable state or federal statutes, codes or rules so that public health hazard is present or a public health emergency may result, in addition to actual notice of the hazard or violation to the owner or operator, the Registered Environmental Health Specialist may post the premises with a notice to the public indicating the health hazard or violation and the date. The posted notice shall not be removed except by the Registered Environmental Health Specialist after an inspection has shown that the hazard has been eliminated or the violation removed.