The Middletown Health Department Remind Residents to Stay Food-Safe This Summer!
BAC (harmful bacteria) grows most rapidly between 40 °F and 140 °F, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes! This range of temperatures is often called the "Danger Zone." Now is a great time to remind friends and neighbors about these basics for summer food safety:
Keep cold food cold, at or below 40 °F. Place food in coolers or in shallow containers nestled in ice.
Keep hot food hot, at or above 140 °F. Place cooked food in chafing dishes, preheated steam tables, warming trays, and/or slow cookers.
Don't leave food out for more than one hour if the temperature is above 90 degrees.
The State of New Jersey takes cruelty to animals very seriously. Please CLICK HERE to read documents about what constitutes animal cruelty, what the laws are, and how to identify and prevent animal cruelty and neglect.
If you would like a printed copy of these documents, you may obtain them from the Middletown Township Health Department located at 180 Main Street in Port Monmouth or you can contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097 to have a copy mailed or emailed to you.
Health Department's Responsibilities
The Health Department oversees Public Health Issues, Environmental Concerns, Animal Control, Substance Abuse Services and Social Services. They also administer and enforce local health ordinances. Responsibilities of this department include:
Operating programs and activities for mosquito and rodent control, and administering dog regulations
Planning and administering a comprehensive public health program including environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, child and adult health education, laboratory services