[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 5-17-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any substance used or intended to be used as food or drink for human consumption.
- FOOD HANDLER'S CERTIFICATION
- A certificate issued by the Leonia Health Department or any other program approved by the Leonia Health Department.
- RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT
- 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 non-profit organization or institution serving food, catering kitchen, commissary, box-lunch establishment, retail bakery, meat market, delicatessen, grocery store, public food market or similar place in which food or drink is prepared for retail sale or for service on the premises or elsewhere and any other retail eating or drinking establishment or operation where food is served, handled or provided for the public with or without charge.
- Any person charged with the responsibility of overseeing the operations, including the supervision of employees engaged in the preparing, processing and sale of food or drink intended for human consumption, be it for immediate on- or off-premises consumption.
No establishment shall operate for more than 90 days without the supervisor(s) employed in that establishment applying for a food handler's certificate.
No establishment shall operate for more than six months without the supervisors employed in that establishment completing a course of general instruction in bacteria characteristics and growth, spread of foodborne diseases, methods of preventing food poisoning, proper foodhandling techniques, equipment and establishment sanitation, dishwashing and sanitization and insect and rodent control.
No person to whom a food handler's certification is issued or granted shall give, loan, transfer or permit the same to be used by any other person, for any purpose whatsoever.
Within six months of enactment of this chapter, no establishment shall be open for business in the preparing, processing and sale of food or drink intended for human consumption without having a supervisor on the premises who has a food handler's certificate.
A food handler's certificate may be granted to a supervisor taking a comparable course of instruction in another municipality approved by the Borough of Leonia, New Jersey.