[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 12-18-1984 as Ord. No. 84-119 (Ch. 13, Art. 29, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes but is not limited to prepared foodstuffs, as defined in this section, and all raw materials used in the making of prepared foodstuffs, as defined in this section.
- PREPARED FOODSTUFFS
- Includes breads, pies, cakes and other bakery products; confectionery; shelled nuts; cheese; dried fruits such as dates, figs, peaches and apricots; cereal products such as tapioca and breakfast foods; pickled products such as pickled pigs' feet; dried, salted or smoked fish; prepared meats such as cooked beef, pork, veal, boiled ham, chipped beef, mincemeat; and other food prepared for eating or subject to attacks of worms or insects.
All owners of real property located within the city whose property is utilized, either by the owner or a tenant or lessee thereof, for the production, manufacturing, storage, transportation of wholesale or retail sale of foodstuffs of any type shall notify the Health Division within five (5) days after any building on said property becomes vacant. Should any portion of the above building remain vacant, the owner shall have the continuing obligation to report said vacancy to the Health Division at three-month intervals, in order that the Health Division may conduct an inspection of the property, including any building thereon.
This chapter is not intended to apply to residential dwelling units.
All notices required to be given by the property owners to the Health Division in this matter shall be in writing. Notice shall be effective upon receipt by the Health Division.
In addition to publication as required by law, copies of this chapter will be distributed by the Health Division representatives on their regular inspections of properties within the city.
A copy of this chapter shall be addressed to the landlord of the property and left at the premises. Along with the copy of this chapter, there shall be a statement to the landlord that he shall acknowledge receipt of the notice by a telephone call to the Health Division.
Any property owner who fails to comply with the notice provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.) a day for the first day of knowing noncompliance and not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.) a day for each subsequent day of knowing noncompliance.