Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
BUTCHER
Any person engaged in the business of keeping or driving any cattle or in selling any meat.
CATTLE
All animals, except birds, fowl and fish, of which any part of the body is used as food.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASE
Any disease of an infectious, contagious or pestilential nature with which any person may be sick, affected or attacked, including cholera, yellow fever, smallpox, varioloid, diphtheria, ship or typhus, typhoid and scarlet fever, plague, trichinosis, membranous croup, leprosy, syphilis and any other disease of an infectious, contagious or pestilential nature.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The department of health of the Township.
FISH
Every part of any animal that lives in water.
MEAT
Every part of any land animal.
PRIVATE MARKET
Every store, cellar, stand or place, not being a part of a public market, at which the business is the buying, selling or keeping for sale of meat, milk, fish or vegetables for human food.
PUBLIC PLACES
Parks, piers, docks and wharves and water and open space thereto adjacent, public yards, grounds and areas and open spaces between buildings and streets and all manner of buildings which the public have access to and where people congregate, including churches, theaters, moving picture houses, stations, depots and other places of like type.
VEGETABLE
The edible part of any plant.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 1.]
(a) 
That code described and commonly known as the "Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965)," regulating retail food handling establishments, providing for the inspection of such establishments and fixing penalties for violations is hereby adopted and established and annexed hereto and made a part of this chapter without the inclusion of the text thereof in this chapter subject, however, to the changes in paragraph (b) hereof.
(b) 
The following change should be made in "Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965)":
(1) 
Section 4.2c. (4) at page 18 should read:
"A three-compartment sink shall be provided and used wherever washing and sanitization of equipment or utensils are conducted manually; provided, that establishments where the only utensils to be washed are limited to spatulas, tongs, and similar devices, and when the only equipment to be cleaned is stationary and does not require disassembly for proper cleaning, a one-compartment sink may be approved by the health authority for this purpose. At least a two-compartment sink shall be provided and used for washing kitchenware and equipment which does not require sanitization. Single compartment utility sinks such as cooks' and bakers' sinks, may be used for the pre-rinsing of utensils."
(2) 
Section 4.2c. (7) at page 18 should read:
"Dish tables or drainboards, of adequate size for proper handling of soiled utensils prior to washing and for cleaned utensils following rinsing or sanitization, shall be provided, and shall be so located or constructed as not to interfere with the proper use of the dishwashing facilities; provided, that drainboards shall not be required for cooks' and bakers' rinse sinks."
(3) 
Section 4.2c. (10) (b) at page 19 should read:
"The flow pressure shall not be less than 15 or more than 25 pounds per square inch on the water line at the machine, and not less than 10 pounds per square inch at the rinse nozzles. A suitable gage cock shall be provided immediately upstream from the final rinse valve to permit checking the flow pressure of the final rinse water."
(4) 
Section 6.4a. (1) at page 32 should read:
"Adequate facilities shall be provided for the orderly storage of employees' clothing and personal belongings. Dressing rooms or designated areas shall be provided. Such designated areas shall be located outside of food-preparation, storage, and serving areas, and utensil-washing and storage areas: provided, that the health authority may approve such an area in a storage room where only completely packaged food is stored."
[Ord. No. 1002, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 1259, § 1.]
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Editor's Note: For state law as to adoption of health codes by reference, see R. S., § 26:3-9.1 et seq.
[Ord. No. 1002, § 3; Ord. No. 1259, § 2.]
Three copies of the "Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965)" adopted by this chapter have been placed on file in the office of the health officer of the Township and shall remain on file there for the use and examination of the public.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15,§ 8.]
Every person having charge or being interested or engaged, whether as principal or agent, in the care or custody or sale of any meat, fish, bird, fowl or vegetables or other substances designed for human food shall put and preserve such substances in a clean and wholesome condition, and shall not allow the same or any part thereof to be poisoned, infected or rendered unwholesome or unsafe for human food.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 2.]
No person shall manufacture, have, offer for sale or sell any particles of food or drink which is adulterated within the meaning of chapter 5 of title 24 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 9.]
No person shall sell or expose for sale any drink, meat, fish or vegetable or other matter designed for human food that is decayed, putrified or has become chemically or physically changed so that it is unwholesome or unfit for food.
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Editor's Note: For state law as to authority of Township to prevent the sale or exposure for sale of any meat or vegetable that is unwholesome or unfit for food, see R. S., § 26:3-31(j).
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 3.]
No milk or butter nor any other food or drink which has been exposed to the contamination or infection of any communicable disease shall be brought into the Township or held or offered for sale in the Township.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 15.]
Whenever any member of the department of health or any chemist, inspector or other employee of the department of health shall find meat, fish, bird, fowl, vegetable or other food of a perishable nature exposed or offered for sale or had in possession with intent to sell, in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, or in the state of rottenness or putrefaction or in any condition which renders it, in his opinion, unwholesome or unfit for use as human food, he shall condemn the same and cause it to be destroyed or disposed of in such a manner as to make it impossible to be thereafter used as human food.
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Editor's Note: For state law as to condemnation and destruction of food, see R. S., § 24:4-1 et seq.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 4.]
No person shall be employed in or about any food handling establishment who is affected with any contagious disease.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 7.]
Any person, being the owner, lessee or occupant of any room, stall or place where meat, fish or vegetables or other substances designated or held for human food is stored or kept or held or offered for sale, shall put and keep such room, stall and place and its appurtenances in a clean and wholesome condition.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 18, § 32.]
All refrigerators or iceboxes maintained in any warehouse, mercantile business or other place wherein animal or vegetable matter or dairy products are kept or stored shall be open at all times when such business is being carried on, to inspection by the department of health or any authorized agent of the department. No person engaged in any such storage of mercantile business shall allow any animal or vegetable matter or dairy products which are foul or which are in a state of decay, to remain within such refrigerator, icebox or other place of storage, nor allow such refrigerators, iceboxes or other places of storage to become foul or malodorous through the lack of proper cleaning and disinfecting.
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Editor's Note: For state law as to cold storage, see R. S., § 24:9-21 et seq.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 5.]
All bakers, butchers, grocers and dealers in foodstuffs of any kind shall effectively protect all bread, pies, cakes, pastry, meat and other foodstuffs of any kind intended for human consumption from contamination from flies, dirt, dust and other sources of pollution by securely wrapping the same with paper, canvas or other sanitary coverings, or by placing the articles of foodstuffs in a sanitary container or placing food behind a glass or plastic enclosure satisfactory to the department of health, whenever the articles of foodstuffs, if not so wrapped and protected, would be exposed to the open air.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 6.]
Whenever any articles of foodstuffs shall be conveyed in a vehicle of any kind for the purpose of peddling or for the purpose of delivery to customers the articles of foodstuffs shall either be protected and covered in the manner specified in section 17-3 or such vehicle, so used in conveying or transporting the articles of foodstuffs, shall be entirely enclosed on all sides, in order to protect the articles of foodstuffs from contamination, or being rendered unsanitary by exposure to flies, dirt, dust or other sources of pollution.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 11.]
No food shall be offered for sale from shelves, counters or other containers which shall be less than twenty-four inches from the floor of the store in which such food is exposed for sale, or from the sidewalk or other surface on which such shelves, counters or other containers shall stand, except those sealed in airtight containers.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 16.]
All persons engaged in the business of dispensing ice cream or refreshments may use paper containers for dispensing such ice cream or refreshments and shall sterilize by heat or boiling water all glasses, cups, dishes or other containers and utensils used in dispensing such ice cream or other refreshments.
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Editor's Note: For state law as to ice cream and other frozen products, see N.J.S.A. 24:10-73.1 et seq.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 12.]
Bottles or other containers used for the delivery of food or drink shall not be stored or left standing in the street or other public places of the Township.
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Establishments.Editor's Note: For state law as to sanitation in food establishments see N.J.S.A. 24:15-1 et seq. As to authority of Township to license and regulate the sanitary conditions of restaurants, cafes, etc., see N.J.S.A. 26:3-31(c). See also N.J.S.A. 40:52-1(d).
[R.O. 1951, ch. 15, § 18.]
No vehicles used in the transportation of ice shall, while actually engaged in such transportation, be used for any other purpose.
[Ord. No. 1002. § 5; Ord. No. 1259, § 4.]
Any person who violates any provision of or order promulgated under Sections 17-2 and 17-3 or Sections 17-21 to 17-28 shall, upon convction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not more than two hundred dollars for each violation. Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.