New Jersey Food Code

The New Jersey law that regulates all retail food establishments is Chapter 24." Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines." A copy of Chapter 24 NJ Retail Food Code is available here download a copy (PDF)


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

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 (609) 465-1209 and ask to speak with an inspector regarding retail food.