[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Medford 3-27-1968 by Ord. No. 1968-1. Revised and readopted by the Township Council of the Township of Medford 8-2-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-16; amended in its entirety 12-15-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-38. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FUND-RAISING ACTIVITY
- A fund-raising activity is a retail food establishment wherein retail sales of food are made by or on behalf of nonprofit corporations or associations for either on-premises or off-premises consumption, the net proceeds of which sales are or are intended to be solely for the benefit of the nonprofit corporation or association.
- INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT
- A retail food establishment operated by a person, firm or corporation not primarily in the business of retail food sales, which establishment is and shall continue to be operated on a nonprofit basis solely for the use and benefit of the employees of such person, firm or corporation in the hours during which such employees are actually engaged in the business of such person, firm or corporation.
- MOBILE ESTABLISHMENT
- A seating establishment or nonseating establishment where food is sold for mobile facilities.
- NONSEATING ESTABLISHMENT
- A retail food establishment, including mobile establishments, where food is and is intended to be sold in an unprepared or merely partly prepared condition for further preparation and consumption at a time and place different from the time and place of sale. The fact that a nonseating establishment sells food capable of being consumed at the time and place of sale shall not render the same a seating establishment if the substantial portion of sales made and intended to be made are of the type hereinbefore described as those made by a nonseating establishment.
- RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT
- A single enclosure or a single place in, at or from which food or drink for human consumption is sold or served, including but not limited to any fixed or mobile restaurant, coffee shop, cafeteria, short-order cafe, luncheonette, grill, tearoom, sandwich shop, soda fountain, tavern, bar, cocktail lounge, nightclub, roadside stand, industrial feeding establishment, private, public or nonprofit organization or institution routinely serving food, catering kitchen, commissary, boxlunch establishment, retail bakery, meat market, delicatessen, grocery store, public food market and similar places. For purposes of the licensing provision of this chapter, each such retail food establishment, whether or not more than one such establishment is located upon a single premises and whether or not more than one such retail food establishment is owned, operated or conducted by a single person, firm or corporation, shall be licensed separately.
- SEATING ESTABLISHMENT
- A retail food establishment, including mobile establishment, at which food is or is intended to be sold for consumption at the time and place of sale, whether or not seats for the use of patrons are actually supplied.
A code regulating retail food establishments, as defined in this chapter, and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 through 26:3-69.6.
It shall be unlawful for any person or any body corporate to conduct a retail food establishment without first having procured a license from the Township Clerk, to be renewed annually by January 30 of each year.
The fees for the licensure of retail food establishments to be collected by the Township Clerk are as set forth in Chapter 71, Fees and Licenses, of this Code.
Any person who violates any provision of or order promulgated under this chapter or the code established herein shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.