Retail Food Establishments are rated based on standards outlined in Chapter 24 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code. Establishments are inspected annually and ratings are posted at each establishment for public viewing. If you don't see the rating at an establishment, or if you want to know more about a particular rating, call the Health Department at 973-835-5700 ext. 127.
- Satisfactory - the establishment is operating in substantial compliance with this chapter. Foodservice personnel demonstrate that they are aware of and are practicing the required sanitation and food safety principles.
- Conditionally Satisfactory - at time of inspection, the establishment was found not to be operating in substantial compliance with this chapter and in violation of one or more required provisions. Due to the nature of these violations, an unannounced full reinspection will be scheduled. Opportunity for reinspection is offered within a reasonable time determined by the severity of the violation.
- Unsatisfactory - whenever a retail food establishment is operating in violation of this chapter, with one or more violations constituting gross insanitary or unsafe conditions posing imminent health hazards, the Health Authority immediately requests the establishment's manager to voluntarily cease operation until reinspection verifies that conditions warranting unsatisfactory evaluation no longer exist. Meanwhile, the health authority institutes necessary measures provided by law to assure that the establishment does not prepare or serve food until reinspection validates that conditions now meet health standards.
Inspection Reports for Individual Retail Foods
View the most recent in depth food inspection report of your favorite local eatery by selecting interactive map column.
Color coded markers depict current rating as follows:
White - Satisfactory
Orange - Conditionally Satisfactory
Red - Unsatisfactory