(410 ILCS 635/16)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 2216)
(a) Any person who violates this Act or any rule or regulation
adopted by the Department under this Act shall be guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor and fined a sum of not less than $100, except that a milk
hauler-sampler or certified pasteurizer sealer
shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Each day's violation shall
a separate offense. The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation
occurred or the Attorney General shall bring such actions in the name of
the People of the State of Illinois, or may in addition to other remedies
provided in this Act, bring action for an injunction to restrain such
or to enjoin the operation which caused the violation.
(b) Whenever a person ships milk found to be adulterated with a violative
drug residue, a penalty may be assessed equivalent to the suspension of milk
shipment for 48 hours for the first offense. A second and third offense may
require a penalty equivalent to the suspension of milk shipment for 96 hours.
The Department shall adopt these penalties by rule. Penalties collected by the
Department shall be deposited into the Food and Drug Safety Fund.
(Source: P.A. 88-600, eff. 9-1-94; 89-526, eff. 7-19-96.)