Why are temporary food licenses required?

Under duties and powers provided to the municipality under state statute N.J.S.A. 26:3A2-10.c, Temporary Food Handler’s Licenses are required by the Township of Wyckoff Health Department Code, 194-2. A license is required to ensure that organizations and businesses understand how to properly prepare and provide safe food. A food-related illness can result from poor food preparation and/or subsequent serving practices. If improper procedures are used, one or many people may become ill; some may require hospitalization and some may possibly die as a result of food-related illnesses. The very old, the very young, pregnant women and those who suffer from chronic illnesses are at great risk for food-related illness. When you apply for an application for a license to serve food, our Health Department staff members provide information on how to provide safe food at your event.