[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick 12-1-69 as Ord. No. 69-141 as Sec. 11-12 of the Revised General Ordinances. Section 142-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FOOD DEALER
- Includes every person, firm or corporation, his, her, its or their agents, servants or employees engaged in the business of selling, offering or exposing for sale food, at retail, for human consumption, either on or off the premises where sold.
It shall be unlawful for any food dealer in the Township of East Brunswick, as defined in § 142-1, to sell or offer or expose for sale, at retail, any sealed, prepackaged, unprocessed or untreated fresh cut meat or frozen meat, unless the packaging thereof is colorless and transparent on all sides, exclusive of labeling, which labeling shall not occupy more than ten percent (10%) of one (1) side of said package or which fresh cut meat or frozen meat is layered or shingled, making the entire contents of said package not wholly visible. This section shall not apply to meat commonly designated or known as "chopped meat" or "ground meat."
[Added 11-11-74 by Ord. No. 74-14-L]
A calendar date may be shown on labeling when declared in accordance with the provisions of this section.
The calendar date shall express the month of the year and the day of the month for all products and also the year in the case of products hermetically sealed in metal or glass containers, dried or frozen products or any other products that the Director of Health finds should be labeled with the year because the distribution and marketing practices with respect to such products may cause a label without a year identification to be misleading.
Immediately adjacent to the calendar date shall be a phrase explaining the meaning of such date, in terms of "packing" date, "sell by" date or "use before" date, with or without further qualifying phrase, for example, "for maximum freshness" or "for best quality," and such phrases shall be approved by the Director of Health as prescribed in 317.4, Federal Regulations under 21 U.S.C. § 601 and 21 U.S.C. § 45.1.
Any person, firm or corporation, his, her, its or their agents, servants or employees found guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to the penalties provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, for each such violation.