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Food Protection


The Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) conducts inspections of all facilities that provide food and/or drinks to the public. The random, unannounced inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with all applicable state and local requirements. The facilities are checked for issues such as proper employee hand washing, safe food handling practices, food preparation techniques, food storage, facility cleanliness, and sanitizing procedures. These facilities include restaurants, super markets, mobile vending trucks and schools, as well as temporary and occasional events, such as Farmer’s Markets and street festivals.  Public complaint investigations (foodborne illness, food contamination, improper employee hand washing, etc.) are also conducted as needed at the same facilities.

The REHS is responsible for all plan reviews and field inspections of new facility construction or remodeling of existing facilities.  We provide consultation as part of the food facility plan review process for remodeling and/or new construction. See below for a complete listing of guidelines, applications and other materials available for download.

Food Protection FAQ’s

Chapter 24:  Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines
 (Form Center Document)

Requirements to Open a Food Establishment

Construction Guidelines for Food Establishments  (Form Center Document)

Denville Food Establishment Plan Review Guide  (Form Center Document)

Retail Food Establishment License Application  (Form Center Document)

Temporary Food Requirements  (Form Center Document)

Temporary Food Event Sponsor Application  (Form Center Document)

Temporary Food Event Vendor Application  (Form Center Document)

Farmer’s Market Food License Application  (Form Center Document)