(505 ILCS 30/9)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 66.9)
Inspection, sampling and analysis.
(a) For the purpose of enforcement of this Act, and in order to
determine whether its provisions have been complied with, including whether
or not any operations may be subject to its provisions, officers, or
employees duly designated by the Director, upon presenting appropriate
credentials, and a written notice to the owner, operator, or agent in
charge, are authorized (1) to enter, during normal business hours, any
factory, warehouse, or establishment within the State in which commercial
feeds are manufactured, processed, packed, or held for distribution, or to
enter any vehicle being used to transport or hold feeds; and (2) to
inspect any factory, warehouse, establishment or vehicle and all pertinent
equipment, finished and unfinished materials, containers, and labeling
therein. The inspection may include the verification of only the records,
and production and control procedures as may be necessary to determine
compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations established
under Section 10(d) or other provisions of this Act.
(b) A separate notice shall be given for each inspection, but a
notice shall not be required for each entry made during the period covered
by the inspection. Each inspection shall be commenced and completed
with reasonable promptness. Upon completion of the inspection, the person
in charge of the facility or vehicle shall be so notified.
(c) If the officer or employee making the inspection of a factory,
warehouse, or other establishment has obtained a sample in the course of
the inspection, upon completion of the inspection and prior to leaving the
premises he shall give to the owner, operator, or agent in charge a receipt
describing the samples obtained.
(d) If the owner of any factory, warehouse, or establishment described
in subsection (a), or his agent, refuses to admit the Director or his agent
to inspect in accordance with subsections (a) and (b), the Director is
authorized to obtain from any State Court a warrant directing the owner or
his agent to submit the premises, records, vehicles, and any items
described in the warrant to inspection.
(e) For the enforcement of this Act, the Director or his duly designated
agent is authorized to enter upon any public or private premises including
any vehicle of transport during regular business hours to have access to,
and to obtain samples, and to examine records relating to distribution of
(f) Sampling and analysis shall be conducted in accordance with methods
published by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, or in
accordance with other recognized methods.
(g) The results of all analyses of official samples shall be forwarded
by the Director to the person named on the label. When the inspection and
analysis of an official sample indicates a commercial feed has been
adulterated or misbranded and upon request within 30 days following the
receipt of the analysis, the Director shall furnish to the registrant a
portion of the sample concerned.
(h) The Director, in determining for administrative purposes whether a
commercial feed is deficient in any component, shall be guided by the
official sample obtained and analyzed as provided for in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-664.)