(225 ILCS 650/7) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 307)
    Sec. 7. Administration. The Director of the Department of Agriculture shall administer this Act. For the purposes of this Act, the Director may employ graduates of a veterinary college recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association and other persons who have qualified and are skilled in the inspection of meat and poultry products and any other additional employee, and he or she may utilize in the enforcement of this Act any employee, agent or equipment of the Department. Beginning January 1, 2000, the Director shall increase the number of inspectors and veterinarians the Director employs for the purposes of this Act by 10% per year for the next 5 years, subject to available appropriations.
    The Department may establish and maintain laboratory facilities as necessary to administer this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-170, eff. 1-1-00.)