(410 ILCS 635/10)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 2210)
After proper identification, authorized representatives of
the enforcing agency are authorized and shall have the power to enter, at
reasonable times, all dairy farms, milk plants, cleaning and sanitizing
facilities, receiving stations, transfer stations, or vehicles used to
transport milk and milk products under its jurisdiction, for the purpose of
inspecting, sampling, and investigating conditions relating to the
enforcement of this Act and the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder.
The enforcing agency has the responsibility to prevent the distribution of adulterated milk and milk products and to inform the public of adulterated milk and milk products already in commerce. In response to a confirmed foodborne outbreak or when a high risk of infection exists, the enforcing agency shall require pathogen testing to be performed on the implicated milk and milk products. At least 4 times during every 6-month period, representatives of the
enforcing agency shall collect samples of milk from each milk plant for
testing in accordance with the rules adopted under this Act and the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. Examination standards and enforcement thereof shall be in accordance with the rules adopted under this Act and the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.
Written notice of all violations shall be given
to the dairy farm, milk plant, cleaning and sanitizing facility, receiving
or transfer station, milk hauler-sampler, milk tank truck,
or certified pasteurizer sealer. The enforcing agency shall provide a dairy farm with a paper copy of the dairy farm's inspection report created in accordance with this Act at the time of inspection.
(Source: P.A. 100-618, eff. 1-1-19