New Jersey Food Code

The New Jersey law that regulates all retail food establishments is  Chapter 24.
View the code download a copy (PDF) of the New Jersey Retail Food Code.

Please review entire document. As a food service establishment it is your responsibility to know the law.

  • Thin probed thermocouple thermometers ("thin tipped" digital thermometer) will now be required for thin patty hamburgers and fish, etc.
All retail food establishments shall comply with the New Jersey smoke-free air act, as applicable, at NJSA 26:3D-55 through 3D-64 and the rules promulgated there under.

Any questions, please call Jennifer Fairman, Chief Registered Environmental Health Specialist at 609-465-1187x6516.