[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury 3-4-2004 by Board of Health Ord. No. HO 2004-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks — See Ch. 108.
The Board of Health finds that improper handling and preparation of meat, fish or poultry in Township parks creates a public health concern, not only for those persons who may consume such food products, but also for the general public who frequent Township parks and may come into contact with the remains, residue, or byproducts of such meat, fish, or poultry. The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health from health hazards that may result from the improper handling and preparation of meat, fish or poultry products in Township parks.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COOKING APPARATUS
- Any fixed or portable, permanent or temporary grill, barbeque pit, hibachi, stove or similar cooking device, whether privately owned or a fixture in a Township park.
- GRILL READY
- Meat, fish or poultry that is either prepackaged or prepared for cooking prior to being brought to any Township park and that is sized or portioned in a manner suitable for placing directly on a cooking apparatus, without the necessity for any further butchering, trimming, shaping, cutting, washing or forming.
- TOWNSHIP PARK
- Township-owned land that is open to the public for purposes of active or passive recreation.
No raw meat, fish or poultry shall be brought to any Township park and cooked on any cooking apparatus in a Township park unless such meat, fish or poultry is grill ready.
Any person cooking any meat, fish, or poultry on any fixed or permanent cooking apparatus in any Township park shall clean such cooking apparatus with a scraper, brush, or comparable device, so that the cooking apparatus is left free of any raw, cooked, or partially cooked remnants of any meat, fish or poultry. In addition, any raw, cooked, or partially cooked remnants of any meat, fish, or poultry shall be cleaned and removed from any tables, benches, patios, or other improvements within any Township park where such foods were cooked or consumed, and disposed of in proper trash receptacles.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than $25 and no more than $500 and/or be subject to a term of imprisonment exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
This chapter may be enforced by the Township Sanitarian, Health Officer, or Police Department.