[HISTORY: Adopted by the governing body of the Township of Little Falls by Ord. No. 873 (Sec. 4-14.1 of the 1995 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate a retail food establishment or food or beverage vending machine unless a license to operate the same shall have been issued by the Board of Health. Such license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in such establishments.
[Amended 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1060]
There shall be a fee established as set forth in Chapter 71, Fees, for a license or license approval issued pursuant to this section. Retail food establishment licenses and associated fees shall be defined as follows:
Class I, Food and Drink: any retail or wholesale food establishment including those defined in Chapter 12 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code in which food or drink is prepared, served, handled or provided for the public with or without charge.
Class II, Supermarket: any nonseating or prepackaged food establishment as defined in Class I which is 12,000 square feet or more.
Class III, School: any food establishment as defined as an educational facility.
Class IV, Mobile Food and Drink: shall include any motor vehicle or any vehicle cart, or bicycle of any kind, including hand-carried portable containers, in which food or drink is transported, stored or prepared at temporary locations.
Class V, Temporary Retail Food Establishment: any food establishment as defined in Class I which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time not to exceed seven days in connection with a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition or similar organizational meeting, mobile retail food establishments as well as agricultural markets.
Class VI, Vending Machine: any self-service device which, upon insertion of a coin, paper currency, token, card, key or by any other means, dispenses unit servings of food, either in bulk or in packages without the necessity of replenishing the device between each vending operation.
Class VII, Nonprofit: any food establishment as defined in Class I which has been provided with a Federal Internal Revenue Service tax exemption number and prepares or handles food and drink and serves to the general public.
Licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire annually on December 31 of each year, and the fee therefor shall not be prorated from the date of issuance. Applications for renewal thereof shall be submitted, together with the required fee, prior to December 15 of each year.
Licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall not be transferable, nor shall they be construed as authorizing the licensee or licensees to carry on the business at any place other than that specified in the license itself.
A license issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the Township Board of Health for any good or sufficient reason, provided that due notice thereof shall be given to the licensee, and a hearing held before the Board of Health, at which time an opportunity shall be afforded the licensee to show cause why the license should not be revoked.