The Department of Health conducts sanitary inspections at such facilities as: restaurants, delis, cafeterias, schools, churches, daycare centers, gyms, youth camps, and public pools. These inspections are conducted at least once per year and in response to complaints received from residents. Below is evaluation grading criteria.
Satisfactory: At the time of the inspection, the establishment is found to be operating in substantial compliance with the State laws. This placard is white in color.
Conditionally Satisfactory: At the time of the inspection, the establishment is found not to be operating in substantial compliance with the State laws and was in violation of one or more provisions of the law. A re-inspection will be conducted. This placard is canary yellow in color.
Unsatisfactory: 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 until it is shown that the imminent health hazards have been abated. This placard is red in color.
The Board of Health is under contract with Sani-Pure Food Laboratories. Sani-Pure Food Laboratories conducts microbiological analysis of food products on a monthly basis with the licensed food establishments in South Orange.