City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson: Art. I, 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 13, Art. 9, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson; Art. II, 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 13, Art. 19, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Food and beverage vending machines — See Ch. 227.
Retail food establishments — See Ch. 231.
Food handler's certificate — See Ch. 235.
Food vending vehicles — See Ch. 243.
Sale of ice — See Ch. 279.
Milk and milk products — See Ch. 325.
Ice cream peddlers — See Ch. 367, Art. II.
[Adopted 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 13, Art. 9, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson]
No person shall sell or expose for sale in any restaurant, hotel or other place where food products are sold any article of food which is falsely represented to be kosher, either:
A. 
By direct statements, orally or in writing, which are untrue, deceptive or misleading;
B. 
By the display of the word "kosher" in English or Hebrew letters or by the display of any sign or mark in simulation of that word;
C. 
By having or permitting to be inscribed on any food product or on any package or container or its contents the word "kosher" in any language; or
D. 
By display of any insignia, six-pointed star or any mark which might reasonably be calculated to deceive or lead a reasonable person to believe that a representation is being made that the food exposed for sale or sold is kosher or prepared in accordance with orthodox Hebrew religious requirements.
No person shall:
A. 
With intent to defraud, sell or expose for sale any meat or meat preparation, whether the same is raw or prepared for human consumption, and falsely represent the same to be kosher or as having been prepared under and of a product or product sanctioned by the orthodox Hebrew religious requirements.
B. 
Sell or expose for sale in the same place of business both kosher and nonkosher meat or meat preparations, either raw or prepared for human consumption, unless he shall indicate on his window signs and all display advertising, in block letters at least four (4) inches in height, "Kosher and nonkosher meat sold here."
C. 
Expose for sale in any show window or place of business both kosher and nonkosher meat or meat preparations, either raw or prepared for human consumption, unless he shall display over each kind of meat or meat preparation so exposed a sign in block letters at least four (4) inches in height, reading "kosher" or "nonkosher," as the case may be.
The removal of any seal or inscription from meat or food preparation already certified as "kosher" and the affixing of such seal or inscription on some other product will be deemed evidence of attempt to defraud.
Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[Adopted 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 13, Art. 19, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson]
No meat shall be sold or offered for sale for human consumption in the city unless the same shall be procured from the carcass of an animal which:
A. 
Has been inspected, at the time of slaughter, by the United States Department of Agriculture or by the Health Division or an agent thereof; and
B. 
Bears the official stamp of the United States Department of Agriculture or the official stamp of the Health Division of the city or such other stamp approved by the Health Division.
The presence of any carcass of any cattle, calf, sheep, lamb, goat or swine in any market or store within the city shall be deemed prima facie evidence that said carcass is for sale or is exposed for sale.
No person shall forge, counterfeit, simulate or falsely represent or without authority use or detach or wrongfully alter, deface or destroy any of the stamps, brands or marks recognized by the Health Division on any cattle, calf, sheep, lamb, goat or swine or on any part or parts of any carcass or carcasses of any of the above-mentioned animals.
The carcass of any cattle, calf, sheep, lamb, goat or swine or any part thereof offered or exposed for sale in the city which does not bear the meat inspection marks or brands recognized by the Health Division shall be condemned and destroyed by the Health Officer or by his order.
For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Article, the Health Officer or his agents shall have the right to enter at any hour in or upon any land or premises wherein or whereon any meat, carcass or carcasses of any cattle, calf, sheep, lamb, goat or swine may be held or found.
Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed as repealing any of the following sections of the Sanitary Code of the City of Paterson, passed January 24, 1905: Sections 7, 8, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70 and 72.
Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or by a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.