One Municipal Plaza, Room 111
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
MONTHLY INSPECTION RESULTS
The Department of Health & Human Services conducts sanitary inspections at such facilities as; restaurants, delis, cafeterias, schools, churches, daycare centers, boarding homes, hair salons, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo/body art shops, gyms, pet shops/pounds, youth camps and public pools. These inspections are conducted at least once per year and in response to complaints received from residents. The Department publishes inspection results monthly on the Town website and in the local papers.
The following is a guide to the inspection results:
At the time of the inspection, the establishment is found to be operating in compliance with the State laws for retail food establishments.
At the time of the inspection, the establishment is found not to be operating in substantial compliance with the State laws for retail food establishments and was in violation of one or more provisions of the law.
At the time of the inspection, the establishment is found to be operating with one or more violations that constitute gross unsanitary or unsafe conditions that pose an imminent health hazard. Temporary closure is required.
Archived Inspection Results:
The Health Department annually inspects retail food establishments, daycare centers, nursing homes, boarding homes and pools to assure compliance with State and Local regulations. Food safety practices are of utmost importance and are stressed to merchants during inspections. Food handling personnel are required to complete the Department's Food Handling Course or a similar course approved by the Board of Health. Complaints about establishments inspected by the Department can be referred to the Health Department at 973.680.4024.
Numerous complaints are received annually and investigated by the Department. Complaints cover a wide range of areas including solid waste, litter, rodents, noise, odor, housing, animals, animal bites to humans, overgrowth, property maintenance and food establishments.
In order to assure the quality of the Township's drinking water, the Department collects fifty (50) potable water samples per month from both residential and business locations throughout the Township. These samples are analyzed for bacteria level standards. Drinking water is also tested for lead and copper to insure compliance with the Federal Drinking Water Act. Additional specific water analyses are performed when necessary.
Childhood lead poisoning investigations are performed which include the inspection of the dwelling, issuance of abatement order (if applicable) and proper follow-up. The Nursing Division provides additional information to the affected family, i.e. diet and nutritional needs of the child and assistance in the investigation of the lead source through proper questioning of the child's parent or guardian.
Updated: March 19, 2015