CHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE\ARTICLE 5. EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS

The City of Hillsboro, Kansas does hereby adopt and incorporate in accordance with K.S.A. 12-3009 to 12-3012 inclusive, the United States Public Health Service Food Service Sanitation Ordinance and Code, 1962 Edition, prepared and published by the Public Health Service of the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Not less than three (3) copies of said Food Service Sanitation Code shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Hillsboro” which shall be filed with the city clerk to be available to the public at all reasonable business hours. The police department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the city charged with the enforcement of this article shall be supplied with, at the cost of the city, such number of official copies of said Food Service Sanitation Code similarly marked as may be deemed expedient.

(Code 2016)

All parenthetical phrases referring to grading and subsections H.2.e., H.7., and H.8. of the United States Public Health Service Food Service Sanitation Ordinance and Code, 1962 Edition, herein above incorporated shall be and are hereby deleted.

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The health officer shall inspect or cause to be inspected all places and vehicles from which foodstuff is offered for sale within this city, for the purpose of determining whether such places and vehicles are equipped and operated in a proper manner for the sale of such goods. Refusal on the part of the owner or person in charge to permit such inspection shall be sufficient cause for prosecution.

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The health officer shall have authority to take samples of foodstuff from any place where it is stored or offered for sale within this city, and every person handling foodstuff in this city shall, upon request, furnish free of charge to said inspector all such necessary samples for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this article.

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No foodstuffs shall be displayed for sale or stored on the sidewalk or outside the place of business unless they are securely covered by cases of glass, wood or metal or enclosed in tight boxes, bags or barrels.

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It shall be unlawful to sell or have in possession with intent to sell for use as human food any unwholesome foodstuffs such as decayed or frozen fruits or vegetables, swollen or spoiled canned goods, rotten or musty eggs, or any filthy, decomposed, diseased or otherwise unwholesome food, either in a natural state or in any manufactured, mixed or prepared condition, and if any of the aforesaid unwholesome articles be found offered or exposed for sale or had in possession with intent to sell, for use as human food, the health officer shall have power and authority to seize the same, or render the same unsalable for use as human food; and the health officer shall be exempt from liability for such action.

(Code 2016)

All persons employed by or working in a food service or food processing establishment regulated by the provisions of this article are required to have a valid food handler’s permit. Such permit may be applied for and obtained at the office of the County Board of Health by appointment. The cost of examinations and tests required for such permit will be set by the County Board of Health, and be payable at the time of application. The permit will be valid for one year from date of application, except if a person is not employed as a food handler for a period of 30 days or longer, in which case a new permit must be obtained.

(Code 2016)