2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Food And Drugs
Section 24:16B-54 - Grounds For Denying License

NJ Rev Stat § 24:16B-54 (2016) What's This?

24:16B-54. Grounds for denying license
The secretary or his duly authorized agent or employee, after conducting a hearing duly held in accordance with the provisions of this act, may decline to grant a license or may issue a license conditionally, or may suspend or revoke a license already granted or may refuse to renew a license when satisfied of the existence of any of the following:

A. That the applicant or licensee has violated any of the provisions of this act, or any of the rules and regulations prescribed by the board, or the orders of the secretary or has violated any of the provisions of the meat or poultry inspection laws of the United States or any other State or of the orders, rules and regulations issued thereunder or the provisions of any meat or poultry inspection law which have preceded this act, or of orders, rules and regulations issued thereunder.

B. That the applicant or licensee is a partnership, corporation, firm or association and any individual holding any position or interest or power or control therein has previously been responsible in whole or in part in this State or any other State for any act on account of which a license may be denied, suspended or revoked pursuant to the provisions of this act.

C. That the applicant or licensee is unfit to engage in any business requiring inspection because the applicant or licensee or anyone responsibly connected with the applicant or licensee has been convicted in any Federal or State court of a violation of law punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year, or more than one violation of any law punishable by a lesser sentence, based upon the acquiring, handling or distributing of unwholesome, mislabeled, or deceptively packaged food or upon fraud in connection with transactions in food.

D. That the applicant or licensee has committed any act likely to undermine sanitary regulations and standards as established by this act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the board.

E. That the applicant or licensee is not qualified by character, experience, financial responsibility or equipment to properly conduct the proposed business.

F. That the applicant or licensee has continued in a course of dealing of such a nature as to satisfy the secretary of his inability or unwillingness to properly conduct his business in accordance with the provisions of this act.

G. That the applicant or licensee has continued in a course of dealing of such nature as to satisfy the secretary of an intent to deceive or defraud consumers, licensees, or other persons in those matters regulated by the provisions of this act.

H. That the applicant or licensee has made false statements to the secretary or the board or has testified falsely in any hearing before the secretary or the board.

I. That the applicant or licensee has failed either to keep records or to furnish the statements or information required by the secretary under this act.

J. That the licensee has failed to file any annual or special report required by this act, within the time fixed by the secretary for filing the same.

K. That the licensee has willfully made, or caused to be made, any false entry or statement of fact in any report required to be made under this act, or that such licensee has willfully neglected or failed to make, or cause to be made, full, true, and correct entries in such accounts, records or memoranda, of all facts and transactions, or willfully mutilated, altered, or by any other means falsified any documentary evidence or willfully refused to submit any record or report to the secretary.

The secretary may, without hearing, continue any ruling or order made as to any license or any applicant or licensee which was made after hearing when any subsequent application for license is filed by said applicant or licensee. The issuance or renewal by the secretary of a license hereunder shall not preclude the Secretary from suspending, conditioning or revoking such license for acts as set forth in this section committed by the licensee prior to the license period unless the secretary had proceeded against the applicant or licensee, and the order made thereupon has been complied with by the applicant or licensee.

L.1968, c. 105, s. 54, eff. July 1, 1968.


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