Food Safety

There are two main bodies of regulatory authority over food handling in Montgomery, as throughout New Jersey.  There is a Retail Food Establishment license and a Temporary Retail Food Establishment license.

“Retail food establishment” means an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption:

  1. Such as a restaurant; satellite or catered feeding location; catering operation if the operation provides food directly to a consumer or to a conveyance used to transport people; market; vending location; conveyance used to transport people; institution; or food bank;
  2. And, that relinquishes possession of food to a consumer directly, or indirectly through a delivery service such as home delivery of grocery orders or restaurant takeout orders, or delivery service that is provided by common carriers.

Link to Retail Food Establishment License application forms by town

Link to N.J.A.C. 8:24

Montgomery Twp. Board of Health Food Code

“Temporary retail food establishment” means a retail food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

Retail food establishments and Temporary retail food establishments must follow regulations set forth in N.J.A.C 8:24 “Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines” and in Montgomery Township Board of Health Code Chapter BH:II Retail Food Establishments.

Linksto Temporary Retail Food Establishment License application forms by town

Link to N.J.A.C. 8:24

Montgomery Twp. Board of Health Food Code

Both retail food establishments and temporary retail food establishments must obtain a license from the Montgomery Township Health Department prior to operation. The applications can be obtained using the links above.

Link to Temporary Retail Food Establishment License application form by town

Link to Temporary Retail Food Vendor Checklist & Washing Guidelines

 

How is your favorite eatery doing?

The Health Department inspects every retail food establishment at least once a year—more often for full service restaurants, schools, and nursing homes.

See how your favorite place rated:

MONTGOMERY TWP. INSPECTION REPORTS
HOPEWELL TWP.  INSPECTION REPORTS
PENNINGTON BOROUGH INSPECTION REPORTS
ROCKY HILL BOROUGH INSPECTION REPORTS

To receive an email copy of the full inspection report of a particular establishment, contact health@twp.montgomery.nj.us