[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro 2-9-1971 by Ord. No. 3-71 as Ch. 81 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to expose or offer for sale or sell, or otherwise dispose or offer for sale or sell, or otherwise dispose of or bring into the Borough of Glassboro with intent to sell, before inspection as hereinafter provided, the carcass of cattle, calf, sheep, lamb, goat or swine which does not have upon it the meat inspection brand of identification of the United States Department of Agriculture, the meat inspection brand or other official mark of identification of the Board of Health of the Borough of Glassboro, or the meat inspection brand or other official mark of any state or municipality whose meat inspection standard is equal to and recognized as such by the Glassboro Board of Health.
The carcass of any animal hereinbefore named, or part thereof, offered or exposed for sale in the Borough of Glassboro, which does not bear any of the meat inspection brands or marks as hereinafter specified or are recognized by the Board of Health of the Borough of Glassboro, shall be inspected and stamped by such person to be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro, known as the "Meat Inspector," or shall be destroyed by him or by his order.
Such stamp or inspection and approval shall contain the following words: Inspected and Passed, B. of H., Glassboro, New Jersey.
No carcass or any part thereof of any slaughtered cattle or other animals above enumerated shall be branded or marked by the Inspector until it has been carefully inspected and passed for food.
The viscera, head, tongue, tail, and caul of each and every cattle, calf, sheep, goat or swine slaughtered when the Inspector is not present shall be kept together and wholly separate from similar parts of any other carcass.
Meat slaughtered without the Borough of Glassboro but brought into the Borough for sale may be inspected and branded or otherwise marked for identification by the Meat Inspector under the following rules, to wit:
Calves must have the lungs, liver, heart and kidneys held together by natural attachments.
The carcass of cattle must be accompanied by the lungs, liver, heart, kidneys and all internal organs, which shall be held together by natural attachments.
Hogs must have the head, lungs, liver, kidney and feet held together by natural attachments.
Sheep, lambs and goats must have the lungs, liver, heart and kidneys held together by natural attachments. The feet and hide of all sheep, lambs and goats must be removed.
All such carcasses shall be brought to such place or places and at such time or times as the Meat Inspector shall appoint and designate. He shall be notified when such meat is ready for inspection.
No person, firm or corporation shall expose for sale in the Borough of Glassboro any diseased, emaciated, tainted or putrid meat or meat by-products which from these or other causes may be deemed unwholesome, and the Meat Inspector shall forthwith stamp or otherwise mark the same "Condemned, Board of Health, Glassboro, New Jersey," and shall destroy the same.
No person, firm or corporation shall bring or cause to be brought into or kept or offered for sale in any public or private market in this Borough any meat or any dead animal, the flesh of which is intended to be used for human food, until such meat or such dead animal shall have been fully and properly cooled and until all blood shall have ceased dripping therefrom, and unless they have strictly complied with the provisions of § 316-3 of this chapter.
No cased, blown, plaited or raised, stuffed, putrid, impure or unhealthy meat of any kind shall be held, brought or sold or offered for sale for human food in any place in this Borough.
No animal shall be slaughtered or the meat of any part thereof dressed or hung, wholly or partly, within any street, avenue or sidewalk or public alley or place; nor shall any blood or dirty water or other substance from such animals, meat or place or the appurtenances thereof be allowed to run, fall or be in any such street, avenue, sidewalk, public alley or place.
No person, firm or corporation shall distribute or sell, or have in his possession with intent to distribute or sell, any meat or meat product to which sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite or any drug, chemical, chemical compound or preservative from which sulfur dioxide can be liberated has been added thereto or mixed therewith.
No person, firm or corporation shall sell or offer for sale any cattle, calves, swine, sheep, goats or any meat thereof or any meat products which any inspector, officer or member of the Board of Health or United States Government Inspector has condemned.
No person, firm or corporation shall sell or offer for sale within this Borough or otherwise dispose of for human food therein any meat or part of a calf which shall weigh less than 75 pounds when dressed, or which shall be less than four weeks old; nor any pig or any part thereof which shall be less than five weeks old; nor any lamb or any part thereof which shall be less than eight weeks old.
No person, firm or corporation shall sell or expose or offer for sale within this Borough any meat or meat products of any cattle, calf, sheep, goat or swine which shall be killed while such animal is in a diseased, overheated, feverish or exhausted condition.
Every owner, lessee or occupier of a slaughterhouse, butcher shop or meat market in this Borough shall at all reasonable times afford free access to every part of such premises to the Health Officer, Meat Inspector or to any committee of the Board of Health, for the purposes of inspecting such premises.
All houses, shops, markets or places in this Borough in which animals are slaughtered or meat and meat products are prepared, cured, packed, stored, handled or sold shall be suitably lighted and ventilated and maintained in a sanitary condition. All work in such establishments shall be performed in a cleanly and sanitary manner.
All trucks, trays and other receptacles, all platforms, racks, tables, counters, blocks and all knives, saws, cleavers, and other tools and all utensils and machinery used in moving, handling, cutting, chopping, mixing, cooking or other processes shall be thoroughly cleansed daily.
All persons who handle meat or meat food products shall be required to keep their hands, aprons, smocks or other outer clothing in a clean and sanitary condition.
Butchers and meat cutters are prohibited from holding skewers in their mouth.
Every owner, lessee or occupier of every market, house, butcher shop or meat market within this Borough shall at least three times in each week from the first day of April until the first day of November in each year, and at least twice a week during the remainder of the said year, remove from such premises all offal and all decaying or spoiled animal substances.
All meat brought into the Borough of Glassboro shall be covered with sanitary covers and the same shall be carted in clean and sanitary trucks, vans, wagons or other conveyances.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, or officer or agent or employee thereof, to forge, counterfeit, simulate or falsely represent, or, without authority, to use or detach or knowingly or wrongfully alter, deface or destroy, any of the stamps or marks or brands of tags recognized by the Board of Health of the Borough of Glassboro on any cattle, calf, sheep, lamb, goat or swine or any carcass, or on any part or parts of any carcass or carcasses of any animal named in § 316-1 of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any customer in any store, butcher shop or other place of sale of meats to handle any meat prior to the same being wrapped and delivered.
The regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture shall govern all meat inspection, sale, condemnation and destruction when not otherwise expressly provided in this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter or failing to comply with any direction of the Board of Health of the Borough of Glassboro or any committee thereof given pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by the Health Officer or Meat Inspector shall be fined not less than $5 nor more than $100, to be fixed by the Judge having jurisdiction of the case, not exceeding the maximum herein provided, and in default of the payment of said fine, other than by a corporation, shall be committed to the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days as may be fixed by said Judge, not exceeding the maximum term herein specified, and in case any person or firm shall be twice convicted of violation of this chapter within the space of six months, such offender shall be liable to the fine hereinbefore specified, and in addition thereto may be imprisoned in the county jail for any number of days not exceeding one for each dollar of the penalty, the number to be fixed by said Judge, not exceeding the maximum herein specified.