[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Hillside: Art. I, 4-18-1928 as Ch. V of the 1928 Sanitary Code; Art. II, 3-21-1934. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sale of meat — See Ch. 345.
[Adopted 4-18-1928 as Ch. V of the 1928 Sanitary Code]
A permit for private slaughtering may be issued by the Board of Health upon the payment of a fee of ten dollars ($10.), and said permit shall expire at the end of one (1) year from the date thereof.
The word "private slaughterhouse" for the slaughtering of poultry shall mean slaughterhouses conducted by a person or persons engaged in the slaughtering of poultry for their own private retail trade and shall comply with the following requirements:
The building used for the slaughtering of poultry shall be a separate building and shall be used for no other purpose, and no permit shall be granted where more than two (2) families live or dwell upon the premises.
The floors thereof shall be paved with material impervious to moisture and shall be properly sloped to a well-trapped inlet having direct connection with a sewer.
The walls of the room in which slaughtering is actually carried on shall be covered to a height of five (5) feet with smooth, moistureproof material, and the remainder of the walls and ceiling shall be finished with a smooth, hard surface.
Watertight receptacles shall be furnished for all refuse and shall be kept properly covered and shall be removed from the premises daily. All buildings used for the purpose of slaughtering poultry shall be well ventilated and provided with one (1) or more skylights opening directly to the outer air. All coops shall be made of heavy wire and shall be of uniform size. All stands and counters shall be built substantially and shall be covered with marble, slate, zinc or tin. Stands, counters and coops shall be raised from the floor in such a way as to permit flushing underneath the same. A plentiful supply of water shall be provided.
All parts of such poultry slaughterhouses shall at all times be kept in a sanitary condition.
Any person or persons who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pay a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.).
No person, firm or corporation shall sell or canvass from house to house for sale, or on the public streets, or in any other public place, live poultry in the Township of Hillside without first having obtained from the Board of Health of said Township a permit for that purpose. Such permit may be issued by said Board of Health, in its discretion, upon the payment of a fee of fifty dollars ($50.). Said permit shall expire on the 31st day of December in each year after issue.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any section of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.).
This Article shall not, however, effect any duly established slaughterhouse or market which has been licensed for the sale of live poultry under the provisions of any other ordinance of the Board of Health of the Township of Hillside.