[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the City of East Orange as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-2-1972 by Ord. No. 3-1972]
[Amended 2-2-1999 by Ord. No. 4-1999]
It shall be unlawful for any person or any body corporate to conduct a retail food establishment as defined in and governed by N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.1 et seq., Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines, without first having procured a license from the local Board of Health so to do or without complying with any or all of the provisions concerning operation and maintenance of the same as contained in the aforementioned N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.1 et seq. (See § 288-11 for violations and penalties hereof.)
The fees for licensure of retail food establishments are set forth in Chapter 170, Licenses and Fees.
Any license issued under the terms and provisions of this article may be suspended or revoked by the Board of Health of this municipality for the violation by the licensee of any provision of this article or N.J.A.C. 8:24-1.1 et seq., Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines, or whenever it shall appear that the business, trade, calling, profession or occupation of the person, firm or corporation to whom such license was issued is being conducted in a disorderly or improper manner or in violation of any laws of the United States, the State of New Jersey or any ordinance of this municipality, or that the person or persons conducting the retail food establishment are of an unfit character to conduct the same, or that the purpose for which the license has been issued is being abused to the detriment of the public, or that such license is being used for a purpose foreign to that for which the license was issued.
A license issued under the terms and provisions of this article shall not be revoked, canceled or suspended until a hearing thereon shall have been had by the Board of Health. Written notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be served upon the licensee at least three days prior to the date set for such hearing. Such notice shall contain a brief statement of the grounds to be relied upon for revoking, canceling or suspending such license. Notice may be given either by personal delivery thereof to the person to be notified or by depositing the same in the United States Post Office in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to such person to be notified at the business address appearing upon said license. At the hearing before the Board of Health, the person aggrieved shall have an opportunity to answer and may thereafter be heard, and upon due consideration and deliberation by the Board of Health, the complaint may be dismissed, or if the Board of Health concludes that the charges have been sustained and substantiated, it may revoke, cancel or suspend the license held by the licensee.
If any such license shall have been revoked, neither the holder thereof nor any person acting for him, directly or indirectly, shall be entitled to another license to carry on the same business within the City unless the application for such license shall be approved by the Board of Health.
No provision of this article shall be applied so as to impose any unlawful burden on either interstate commerce or any activity of the state or federal government.
[Amended 2-2-1999 by Ord. No. 4-1999]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this article, except as provided in § 288-11B, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $500 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and each violation of any of the provisions of this article and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
Payment through Violations Bureau. If you wish to plead guilty to violating or refusing to comply with § 288-7, and give up your rights to have a lawyer and a trial, you may pay a fine of $200 by bringing or mailing the summons together with payment within 14 days of notice of violation to the Violations Bureau located at: