[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Park Ridge 10-17-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Retail food establishments — See Ch. 117.
The Health Officer shall conduct a food handlers' training program once a year. Additional courses for specific violators or complaints may be required by a food establishment at the direction or order of the Board of Health. All courses given by the Health Officer shall be in compliance with the New Jersey Department of Health guidelines for food handler course training programs.
All retail food establishments are required to maintain in their employ at least the specified number of personnel who have attended an approved course of instruction for food handler training. Owners and managers shall notify the Health Department when they are no longer in compliance with the required number of course attendees.
Records are to be kept of those who have attended approved courses.
Duration of certification shall be two years from date of course completion.
Establishments shall provide personnel to an approved food handler course training program in the following manner:
Takeout and miscellaneous establishments: one person per shift.
Restaurants of 49 seats and below: one person per shift.
Restaurants of 50 seats and above: two persons per shift.
Supermarkets: one store manager and one person from each department per shift.
Hotels/motels: two persons from each food-handling department or restaurant per shift.
The following retail food establishments shall be required to conduct biweekly self-inspections of the establishment on forms which are designed, approved and provided by the Borough of Park Ridge Board of Health. The establishments are as follows:
Responsibility for biweekly self-inspections. The owner, highest ranking manager, supervisor, crew chief or supervising individual actively involved in the daily operation of the food establishment shall conduct the biweekly self-inspection of the establishment and shall fully complete the self-inspection report for the establishment. All deficiencies noted in the report shall be corrected immediately.
Any establishment not in compliance with any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the following fines per offense:
The Board of Health may suspend the retail food establish license of any person convicted of violation of this chapter for a period not more than three days, pursuant to the authority of the Board of Health to license and regulate food establishments as provided by N.J.S.A. 26:3-31c.