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Passaic, N.J., Code, ch. 149, art. XIII (current through June 27, 2017)
Brief Summary
This article provides rules, regulations and standards for operation of farmers' markets with the aim of "encouraging the consumption of locally grown and unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs by certified farmers and healthy foods to nutritionally at-risk residents, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, children, and seniors." It addresses licensing, food handling, sanitation and allowable foods.
Legal Strategies
Creates an incentive for a change.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: New Jersey
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Passaic
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See reference to the following: "nutritionally at-risk residents, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, children, and seniors." § 149-49.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See reference to "healthy food." Section § 149-49.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See reference to "locally grown." § 149-49.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. It shall be the intent of this article to provide rules, regulations and standards for operation of farmers' markets in the City of Passaic while simultaneously encouraging the consumption of locally grown and unprepared fruits, vegetables, and herbs by certified farmers and healthy foods to nutritionally at-risk residents, including pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, children, and seniors. § 149-49.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Various implementation details are provided including: "The Department of Human Services, Division of Recreation shall apply, in writing, on forms promulgated and supplied by the Division of Health. Such forms shall be duly verified by the Division of Recreation. Forms shall be provided no later than 30 business days prior to the first day of operation for the farmers' market;" "Upon receipt of an application for a farmers market, the Division of Health shall conduct an investigation into the plans for serving of the food, including qualifications of food handlers and the type of equipment to be used." § 149-54 - 55.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Article XIII, Farmers' Markets is located in Chapter 149, Food Establishments. History: Added 2-21-2012 by Ord. No. 1890-12.