TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER m: FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS
PART 750 FOOD CODE
SECTION 750.500 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Section 750.500 Special Requirements
a) Game animals received for sale or service must comply with the following:
1) Game animals commercially farm-raised for food shall be raised, slaughtered and processed under either a routine or voluntary inspection program, as follows:
A) For a routine (mandatory) inspection program conducted by USDA or Illinois Department of Agriculture (DOA), the game animals shall be raised, slaughtered and processed according to applicable laws governing meat and poultry.
B) Any voluntary inspection program shall be conducted by the agency that has animal health jurisdiction (USDA, DOA or other regulatory agency).
2) Field-dressed wild game animals donated under the Good Samaritan Food Donor Act shall:
A) Receive a postmortem inspection by a veterinarian, veterinarian's designee, professional biologist or other person familiar with the conditions, parasites and diseases of the species, approved by the regulatory agency that has animal health jurisdiction;
B) Have been field dressed and transported according to requirements specified by the regulatory agency that has animal health jurisdiction; and
C) Be processed according to laws governing meat and poultry as determined by the regulatory agency that has animal health jurisdiction and conducts the inspection program.
3) Exotic species of animals, including animals raised for exhibition purposes in a zoo or circus, used for food:
A) Shall be raised, slaughtered and processed under a voluntary or mandatory inspection program; or
i) Receive antemortem and postmortem examinations; and
ii) Be slaughtered and processed according to laws governing meat and poultry, as determined by the regulatory agency that has animal health jurisdiction and conducts the inspection program.
b) Uninspected field-dressed wild game served at special events such as wild game dinners shall:
1) Have placards displayed in a conspicuous location throughout the event that identify the food served as uninspected wild game as provided for in the Good Samaritan Food Donor Act;
2) Comply with all other food sanitation requirements specified in this Part; and
3) Not be served at institutions and facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals that primarily serve highly susceptible individuals.
c) Foods packaged or repackaged by charitable or not-for-profit organizations for distribution to people in need shall bear the common and/or usual name of the product and the name of the distributing organization. A list of ingredients for any multi-ingredient product shall be posted or made available upon request. Prepared, ready-to-eat foods donated by food service establishments to charitable or not-for-profit organizations are exempt from the ingredient listing requirements of this subsection.