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PUBLIC HEALTH410 ILCS 605/0.01
(410 ILCS 605/) Animals Intended for Food Act.
(410 ILCS 605/0.01)
(from Ch. 8, par. 105.90)
This Act may be cited as the
Animals Intended for Food Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
410 ILCS 605/1
(410 ILCS 605/1)
(from Ch. 8, par. 106)
For the purpose of preventing the use of meat or meat food products, or
poultry or poultry food products, which are unsound, unhealthful,
unwholesome or otherwise unfit for human food, the Department of
Agriculture may make or cause to be made an examination of any animal
intended for human food which is believed to be afflicted with any
contagious or infectious disease, or any disease or ailment which would
render the carcass of the animal unfit for human food.
(Source: P.A. 77-2117.)
410 ILCS 605/2
(410 ILCS 605/2)
(from Ch. 8, par. 107)
In the event any animal shall be inspected by any person herein
authorized to make an inspection, and in his judgment the animal is found
to be afflicted with any disease or ailment which would render it unfit for
human food, the examiner shall forthwith take possession or control of the
animal, and notify the owner or person or corporation in control or
possession thereof that it is unfit for human food; whereupon the animal
shall immediately be killed and the carcass examined by some person or
persons authorized to make inspection thereof. If upon examination the
examiner believes that it is suitable for human food, he shall allow the
person or corporation from whom said animal was taken to make disposition
of the carcass, or the examiner shall cause it to be sold; but if in the
opinion of the inspector the carcass is unwholesome or unfit for human
food, then it shall be stamped, marked, tagged or labeled by the examiner
"Inspected and condemned," and every such condemned carcass shall be
destroyed for the purposes of human food and the examiner shall cause the
offal thereof to be sold: Provided, that if such carcass shall be disposed
of for food purposes by such inspector and the offal sold, the proceeds
thereof shall be accounted for as the Department of Agriculture may
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 39.)
410 ILCS 605/2.1
(410 ILCS 605/2.1)
(from Ch. 8, par. 107.1)
When in the interest of the general public and in the opinion of the
Department of Agriculture it is deemed advisable, the Department has
authority to quarantine or restrict any and all animals intended for human
consumption that contain poisonous or deleterious substances which may
render meat or meat products or poultry or poultry products from such
animals or poultry injurious to health; except in case the quantity of such
substances in such animals does not ordinarily render meat or meat products
or poultry or poultry products from such animals injurious to health.
The Department or its duly authorized agent shall investigate or cause
to be investigated all cases where it has reason to believe that animals
intended for human consumption are contaminated with any poisonous or
deleterious substance which may render them unfit for human consumption.
The Department or its duly designated agent in performing the duties
vested in it under this Act is empowered to enter any premises, barns,
stables, sheds, or other places for the purposes of administering this Act.
The Department may allow the sale or transfer of animals under
quarantine or restriction subject to reasonable rules and regulations as
may be prescribed.
For the purposes of this Act, the term "Animal" means cattle, calves,
goats, poultry and any other
animal which can be or may be used in and for meat or poultry or their
products for human consumption.
(Source: P.A. 95-2, eff. 5-24-07.)
410 ILCS 605/2.2
(410 ILCS 605/2.2)
(from Ch. 8, par. 107.2)
The Department of Agriculture shall promulgate reasonable rules and
regulations concerning quarantine and restriction measures and for the
enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 77-2117.)
410 ILCS 605/3
(410 ILCS 605/3)
(from Ch. 8, par. 108)
Any person, firm or corporation who shall, in any manner, fail, neglect
or refuse to comply with any provision in this Act, or any rule or
regulation promulgated hereunder, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Each day's violation constitutes a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)