Borough of Spotswood, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Derived from the 1969 Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Spotswood (adopted by the Borough Council 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 278, as amended through 9/94) as indicated in article histories. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Schedule of fees — See Ch. 91, Art. I.
Licensing — See Ch. 127.
[Derived from Ch. XXIII of the 1969 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 104-1 Adoption of standards by reference.

A code regulating retail food establishments and fixing penalties is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6. A copy of the code is annexed to and made a part of this article without the inclusion of the text.

§ 104-2 Title.

The code established and adopted by this article is known as the "Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines Code," as established by the State of New Jersey, Department of Health, effective date January 1, 1992, and as hereinafter amended, and is adopted by reference herein as the code of the Borough of Spotswood, unless modified hereinafter in this article.

§ 104-3 Copies on file.

Three copies of the Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines Code, and subsequent amendments, shall be placed on file in the office of the Borough Clerk and shall remain on file in that office for the use of and examination by the public.

§ 104-4 Enforcement.

The code adopted herein shall be enforced by regular and special police officers and superior officers of the Borough Police Department, the Building Inspector, the Health Officer, or any other official authorized by the Mayor and Council to enforce this code and ordinance.

§ 104-5 License required for retail food establishments.

A. 
Required. No person or entity shall operate a retail food establishment, as defined in the Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines Code, without having obtained a license from the Borough and paid the required license fee.
B. 
Term. The term of the license shall be for a period of one year, with all licenses to expire on December 31 of each year.
C. 
Completion of food handlers course. Effective January 1, 1995, no person or entity shall be granted a renewal of license to operate a retail food establishment without first having successfully attended a food handlers course conducted by the county or approved by the Health Officer of the Borough. Attendance at a food handlers course shall be valid for a period of five years, at which time the person or entity must attend another course in order to have the license renewed.
(1) 
Effective January 1, 1995, any new license to operate a retail food establishment will be issued conditioned upon the person or entity having to successfully complete a food handlers course within 90 days after the issuance of the license.
(2) 
Additionally, if the person or entity which had successfully completed the food handlers course terminates his/her association with such entity, the entity must comply with the provisions of this code within 90 days of the date of the departure of such individual.
D. 
Investigation. In addition to the requirements contained in Chapter 127, Licensing, each application for a license under this section shall be investigated by the Health Officer, who shall report his/her findings, in writing, to the Mayor and Council within a reasonable time. No license shall be issued unless the Health Officer reports that the applicant conforms to all provisions of the Retail Food Establishment Code.
E. 
Fees. The fees for licenses under this section shall be as set forth in 91-6, Chapter 91, Fees.
F. 
Suspension or revocation. In addition to the grounds for revocation set forth in § 127-9 of Chapter 127, Licensing, any license issued under this section may be suspended or revoked for failure to comply with any provision of the Retail Food Establishment Code.
[Derived from Ch. XXIV of the 1969 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 104-6 Adoption of standards by reference.

A code regulating the use, operation, maintenance and licensing of food and beverage vending machines; prohibiting the sale or possession with intent to sell through vending machines of adulterated or misbranded foods or drinks; authorizing inspection of vending machines and operations connected therewith; and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6. A copy of the code is annexed to and made a part of this article without the inclusion of the text.

§ 104-7 Title.

The code established and adopted by this article is known as the Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961).

§ 104-8 Copies on file.

Three copies of the Food and Beverage Vending Machine Code of New Jersey (1961) shall be placed on file in the office of the Clerk and shall remain on file in that office for the use and examination of the public.

§ 104-9 Amendments.

The code is amended in Section 1.1Q to add to the following:
"Q. 'Health Authority' as defined herein for enforcement purposes also shall mean and include regular and special patrolmen and superior officers of the Police Department of the Borough, the Building Inspector or Official of the Borough, the Plumbing Inspector of the Borough, the Health Officer, or any other official authorized by the Commissioners to enforce this code and chapter."

§ 104-10 License fee.

The annual license fee to engage in the business of selling food and beverages through machines shall be as set forth in § 91-6 of Chapter 91, Fees.