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(510 ILCS 105/) Trichinosis Control Act.

510 ILCS 105/1

    (510 ILCS 105/1) (from Ch. 5, par. 1801)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Trichinosis Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/2

    (510 ILCS 105/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 1802)
    Sec. 2. The General Assembly recognizes the importance of maintaining a strong and viable pork industry in the State of Illinois, and of assuring consumers an ample and trichina-safe supply of pork.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/3

    (510 ILCS 105/3) (from Ch. 5, par. 1803)
    Sec. 3. For the purposes of this Act:
    "Appraisal value" means the actual value of the swine for meat, feeding or breeding purposes at the time and place of the appraisal.
    "Approved plan" means an individually negotiated plan developed by the Department and agreed to between the Department and the swine owner to control trichinosis in a swine herd.
    "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, or his designee.
    "Person" includes any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation or other business entity.
    "Positive herd" means a herd of swine in which one or more animals from the herd have been shown to be infected with Trichinella spiralis by a laboratory test of tissue samples.
    "Positive sample" means a blood or tissue sample in which the presence of Trichinella spiralis or antibodies to Trichinella spiralis has been confirmed through a laboratory test.
    "Salvage value" means the carcass value of the animal after the meat has been treated according to the rules adopted under the federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Act for the handling of trichina infected meat.
    "Suspect herd" means a herd of swine consisting of one or more animals suspected of being infected with Trichinella spiralis because of: (1) the presence of the parasite in mammals that could come in contact with the swine herd; (2) a positive sample that has been located and traced back to the herd; (3) a positive serological test; or (4) epidemiological evidence indicating that trichinosis may be present in the herd.
    "Trichinosis" or "trichina infection" means the disease in mammals caused by the internal parasite Trichinella spiralis.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/4

    (510 ILCS 105/4) (from Ch. 5, par. 1804)
    Sec. 4. The Department is authorized to develop and implement a trichinosis program, which program may include the monitoring of all herds in one or more specified areas for the presence of trichinosis.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/5

    (510 ILCS 105/5) (from Ch. 5, par. 1805)
    Sec. 5. All suspect herds shall be tested for trichinosis by the Department.
    Persons owning swine shall have their animals tested for trichinosis when epidemiological evidence indicates possible trichina infection. Owners of suspect or positive herds shall provide the necessary facilities for testing and identifying swine in the herd, and shall render such assistance as may be required by the Department. The Department may trap and test wild or feral mammals on premises where suspect or positive herds are maintained, and in areas in which mammals may come in contact with such swine herds, in order to determine the presence of trichina infection.
    The Department may also take blood and tissue samples of swine at slaughtering facilities in an effort to locate trichinosis.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/6

    (510 ILCS 105/6) (from Ch. 5, par. 1806)
    Sec. 6. A positive or suspect herd shall be quarantined under such conditions as may be specified by the Director. Such conditions may include, but need not be limited to, keeping quarantined swine separate and apart from other animals on the premises, making efforts to control rodent and wild mammal contact with the quarantined swine, making efforts to control cannibalism in the swine herd, and testing of the swine herd. Swine from a quarantined herd may be moved only under conditions specified by the Director. A quarantined herd shall remain under quarantine until such time as it is depopulated, or the Department determines through laboratory testing and epidemiological evidence that trichina infection has been eliminated from the herd and the danger of reinfection of the herd has been eliminated.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/7

    (510 ILCS 105/7) (from Ch. 5, par. 1807)
    Sec. 7. If State funds are available for paying an indemnity, the Department shall pay an indemnity to the owner of any swine destroyed pursuant to an approved plan. Such indemnity shall not exceed the appraised value less the salvage value of the destroyed animals. The swine shall be appraised jointly by the swine owner or his representative and a representative of the Department. If an agreement cannot be reached on the appraised value, the swine shall be appraised by 3 appraisers, one selected by the Department, one by the swine owner or his representative, and one by the 2 appraisers thus selected. Swine presented for appraisal as registered, inbred or hybrid swine shall be accompanied by their certificate of registry at the time of the appraisal, or else they shall be appraised as grade swine. If swine are in the process of being registered at the time of the appraisal, the Department shall grant the owner the necessary time to obtain the certificate of registry.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/8

    (510 ILCS 105/8) (from Ch. 5, par. 1808)
    Sec. 8. The Department may adopt rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/9

    (510 ILCS 105/9) (from Ch. 5, par. 1809)
    Sec. 9. Employees or agents of the Department are empowered to enter, during usual working hours, any premise, barn, shed, or other place where swine are kept or slaughtered, for the purpose of administering the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)

510 ILCS 105/10

    (510 ILCS 105/10) (from Ch. 5, par. 1810)
    Sec. 10. Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.
(Source: P.A. 84-315.)