(410 ILCS 620/9)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 509)
Definitions and standards of identity, quality and fill of container
and supplements thereto or revisions thereof, adopted under authority of the Federal
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act are the definitions and standards of identity,
quality and fill of container in this State except insofar as modified
or rejected by regulations promulgated by the Director. In addition,
the Director of Agriculture may promulgate regulations which set standards of
identity, quantity and fill of container for foods.
Temporary permits now or hereafter granted for interstate shipment of
experimental packs of food varying from the requirements of federal
definitions and standards of identity are automatically effective in this
State under the conditions provided in such permits. In addition, the
Director may issue additional permits where they are necessary to the
completion or conclusiveness of an otherwise adequate investigation and
where the interests of consumers are safeguarded. Such permits are subject
to the terms and conditions the Director may prescribe by regulation.
Any regulations prescribing definitions and standards of identity for
milk and milk products shall conform to the Grade A Pasteurized Milk and
Milk Products Act.
When in the
judgment of the Director of the Department of Agriculture such action will
promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, the Director
of the Department of Agriculture shall promulgate regulations establishing
a reasonable standard of quantity and fill of container for food. In
prescribing a definition and standard of identity for any food in which
optional ingredients are permitted, the Director shall, to promote honesty
and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, designate the optional
ingredients which shall be named on the label. The definitions and
standards so promulgated shall conform so far as practicable to the
definitions and standards promulgated under authority of the Federal Act,
the Federal Meat Inspection Act or the Federal Poultry Inspection Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-891.)