City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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Editor's Note: Former Ch. 261, Food Service Entities, adopted 1-8-1998 by Ord. No. MC-3363, was repealed 4-23-1998 by Ord. No. MC-3385.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 10-28-1999 by Ord. No. MC-3518.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of Ord. No. MC-3347, adopted 11-13-1997, formerly included herein as Ch. 261, Food Service Entities.
Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 261-1
Definitions. 

§ 261-2
Restrictions; violations and penalties. 

§ 261-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

BEVERAGES
Any carbonated and noncarbonated drinks, including without limitations coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, water and other items of essentially the same nature and consumed for essentially the same purpose.
[Added 12-23-2004 by Ord. No. MC-4017]
FOOD SERVICES ENTITY
Any business or commercial establishment at a temporary or permanent location that sells, dispenses, or offers beverages, prepared foods, or snack foods for on-or-off premises consumption, whether that activity be a primary or secondary activity of that entity.
[Amended 12-23-2004 by Ord. No. MC-4017]
PREPARED FOODS
Any edible food stuff prepared in the final form on the premises of the business entity, so as to permit immediate consumption.
RESTAURANT
A food services entity which provides seating capacity for at least 15 patrons at tables and/or drive-through service for motor vehicles.
[Amended 7-13-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4197; 12-7-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4246]
SNACK FOOD
Any prepackaged, nonpotentially hazardous foods, including without limitation chewing gum, candy, popcorn, peanuts and other nuts, cookies, doughnuts, crackers, pretzels, potato chips and other items of essentially the same nature and consumed for essentially the same purpose.
[Added 12-23-2004 by Ord. No. MC-4017]

§ 261-2 Restrictions; violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-23-2004 by Ord. No. MC-4017; 7-13-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4197]
A. 

It shall be unlawful for any food services entity located within the City of Camden to sell, dispense, or offer beverages, prepared foods, or snack foods between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays; and 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

B. 

The restrictions contained in this chapter do not apply to raw food sold in its natural state of growth, and groceries, and prepackaged at another location and not intended for immediate consumption.

C. 

The restrictions contained in this chapter do not apply to restaurants during those periods when they actually provide available seating capacity at tables for at least 15 patrons or drive-through service for motor vehicles; provided, however, this chapter shall apply during those periods said restaurants effectively deny access or service in such seating and drive-through areas.

D. 

The restrictions contained in this chapter do not apply to restaurants during those periods when they actually provide either:

[Amended 12-7-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4246]

(1) 

Available seating capacity at tables for at least 15 patrons; or

(2) 

Drive-through service for motor vehicles.