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410 ILCS 620/6

    (410 ILCS 620/6) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 506)
    Sec. 6. (a) When an authorized agent of the Director finds or has probable cause to believe that any food, drug, device or cosmetic is adulterated or so misbranded as to be dangerous or fraudulent within the meaning of this Act, is in violation of Section 12, 17 or 17.1 of this Act, or is suspected to be a synthetic drug product, he or she shall affix to such article a tag or other appropriate marking giving notice that the article is or is suspected of being adulterated or misbranded and has been detained or embargoed and warning all persons not to remove or dispose of such article by sale or otherwise until permission for removal or disposal is given by such agent or the court. It is unlawful for any person to remove or dispose of such detained or embargoed article by sale or otherwise without such permission.
    (b) When an article detained or embargoed under subsection (a) of this Section is found by such agent to be adulterated or misbranded or to be in violation of Section 12, 17 or 17.1 of this Act or is suspected to be a synthetic drug product, he or she shall petition the circuit court in whose jurisdiction the article is detained or embargoed for a libel for condemnation of such article. When such agent finds that an article so detained or embargoed is not adulterated or misbranded or is not a synthetic drug product, he or she shall remove the tag or other marking.
    (c) If the court finds that a detained or embargoed article is adulterated or misbranded, such article shall, after entry of the judgment, be destroyed at the expense of the claimant thereof, under the supervision of such agent, and all court costs and fees, and storage and other proper expenses, shall be taxed against the claimant of such article or his or her agent. However, when the adulteration or misbranding can be corrected by proper labeling or processing of the article, the court, after entry of the judgment and after such costs, fees and expenses have been paid and a good and sufficient bond, conditioned that such article shall be so labeled or processed, has been executed, may by order direct that such article be delivered to the claimant thereof for such labeling or processing under the supervision of an agent of the Director. The expense of such supervision shall be paid by the claimant. The article shall be returned to the claimant and the bond shall be discharged on the representation to the court by the Director that the article is no longer in violation of this Act, and that the expenses of such supervision have been paid.
    (d) Whenever the Director or any of his or her authorized agents finds in any room, building, vehicle of transportation or other structure, any meat, sea food, poultry, vegetable, fruit or other perishable articles which contain any filthy, decomposed or putrid substance, or that may be poisonous or deleterious to health or otherwise unsafe, the same being hereby declared to be a nuisance, the Director or his or her authorized agent shall condemn or destroy the same, or in any other manner render the same unusable as human food.
(Source: P.A. 97-872, eff. 7-31-12.)