Retail Food Establishment Inspections

Restaurant Inspection Postings

Restaurant inspection in the state of New Jersey is regulated by Chapter 24 of the NJ State Sanitary Code.  Restaurants are rated on the following scale:
  • Satisfactory (S) - Currently in compliance with major aspects of the State Sanitary Code (white placard)
  • Conditional (C) - One or more major violations, numerous minor violations and ongoing uncorrected minor violations (orange placard)
  • Unsatisfactory (U) - Violations to such an extent that the health department has requested voluntary closure (red placard)
These placards should be posted in public view near the entrance to the facility.