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Borough of Franklin Lakes, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Franklin Lakes as indicated in article histories.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Food establishments — See Ch. 272.
Sanitation in public places — See Ch. 547.
[1]
Editor's Note: The title of this chapter was changed from "Food-Handling Establishments" to "Retail Food Establishments" 9-8-2008 by Ord. No. 8-01.
[Adopted 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 7-98 as Secs. BH:5-1 to BH:5-3 of the 1988 Code]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Board of Health of the Borough of Franklin Lakes elected to enforce Ch. XII, Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines.
[Amended 9-8-2008 by Ord. No. 8-01]
No person shall operate any retail food establishment without having first obtained from the Board of Health a license to do so covering the premises on which such retail food establishment is operated, or is intended to be so operated.
Every license issued shall be posted conspicuously in that part of the restaurant as is frequented by the public.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to a restaurant operated for a temporary period not exceeding two days in connection with a public exhibition, charitable or club function or other group or organization affair; provided, however, that the operator of the public exhibition, charitable or club function or other group or organization affair shall first have secured from the Board written permission to so operate the restaurant without the license.
[Adopted 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 7-98 as Sec. BH:5-4 of the 1988 Code]
This article requires all food service managers in or employed in the business of preparing or processing food or drink intended for human consumption to obtain a food handler's certificate after successfully completing the required educational course.
[Amended 9-8-2008 by Ord. No. 8-01]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FOOD
A raw, cooked, or processed edible substance, ice, beverage, or ingredient used or intended for use or for sale, in whole or in part, for human consumption, or chewing gum.
FOOD EMPLOYEE
An individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces.
FOOD HANDLER'S CERTIFICATE
A certificate awarded to a food employee for the successful completion of a food handler's training program approved by the Board of Health.
FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER
A person who has successfully completed an accredited eighteen-hour food protection certification program approved by the Board of Health.
A. 
The food handler's certificate required by this article shall be issued upon satisfactory completion of a course of instruction in food poisoning, dishwashing procedures and other related food handler's requirements, approved by the Franklin Lakes Board of Health.
B. 
The certificate shall be valid for a period of two years.
[Amended 9-8-2008 by Ord. No. 8-01]
A. 
It shall be the responsibility of the owner/manager to have food employees with valid food handler’s certificates.
B. 
Each department must have at least one food employee with a valid food handler’s certificate on each shift while food is being prepared and served.
C. 
The Registered Environmental Health Specialist reserves the right to mandate that additional employees become certified.
D. 
An owner or manager who will be responsible for the operation of a retail food establishment is required to successfully complete an accredited eighteen-hour food protection certification program approved by the Board of Health.
A food handler's certificate is not transferable. No person to whom such certificate is issued or granted shall give, loan, transfer or permit the same to be used by any other person for any purpose whatsoever.
Upon expiration of the certificate, the holder shall be issued a new certificate upon completion of a food handler's course.
All employers shall at all times keep and maintain accurate records of the name and address of each employee, date of employment, date of issuance of the food handler's certificate and the number thereof, which records shall be available at all times for inspection by the Board of Health or any authorized agents or representatives.
[Amended 9-8-2008 by Ord. No. 8-01]
Any food establishment found not to be in compliance with any section of this article shall be subject to a summons and penalty of not more than $500.