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Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Codes

What are Retail Food Establishment Sanitation codes?

Restaurants, caterers, food stalls, food trucks, and online retail food businesses are regulated and licensed by Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission. As a Retail Food Establishment owner, it is your responsibility to understand and comply with N.J.A.C. 8:24 “Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines.” Explore N.J.A.C 8:24 below:

N.J.A.C. 8-24 “Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments, Food and Beverage Vending Machines and Cottage Food Operations”

Submit a plan for a new retail food establishment

Make sure your inspections are in order as you prepare to open your new establishment. Per N.J.A.C. 8:24 – 9.1(c), The health authority shall review these plans and respond accordingly within 30 days of the date of submission.

New Retail Food Establishments – N.J.A.C. 8-24 Plan Review

Review the checklist below as you prepare for your final inspection. Written approval from applicable Municipal Building, Electric, Fire Prevention, and Plumbing Code Officials is required before a pre-operational health inspection by your local health authority.

New Retail Food Establishment – Pre-Operational Requirements

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For questions regarding environmental health please contact:

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BS, REHS: Bergenfield

CPO Environmental Health Specialist

Kayla M. Williams

201-387-4055 ext. 4063