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(410 ILCS 645/) Kosher Food Act.

410 ILCS 645/0.01

    (410 ILCS 645/0.01) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 288.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Kosher Food Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

410 ILCS 645/1

    (410 ILCS 645/1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 288.1)
    Sec. 1. (a) Every person, who, with intent to defraud, sells, or exposes for sale any meat or meat preparations and falsely represents the same to be kosher, whether such meat or meat preparations be raw or prepared for human consumption, or as having been prepared under and of a product or products sanctioned by the certifying organization or the supervising rabbi; or falsely represents any food product or the contents of any food package or container to be so constituted and prepared, by having or permitting to be inscribed thereon the word "kosher" in any language; or in any sign, display or advertisement characterizes his place of business as a "kosher" establishment if non-kosher food products are sold or offered for sale in such place of business; or who, while dealing or purporting to deal in kosher meat or meat preparations, prepares or handles or sells, or causes to be prepared or handled or sold, any food products which, when so prepared or handled or sold together with kosher meat or meat preparations, constitute a violation of the requirements of the certifying organization or the supervising rabbi, and thereby render such kosher meat or meat preparations, so handled or sold in conjunction therewith, non-kosher, or who otherwise in the preparation, handling, and sale of such kosher meat or meat preparations fails to comply with such religious requirements and dietary laws necessary to constitute such meat or meat preparations kosher, or who, without complying with such religious or dietary laws, issues or maintains any sign or advertisement in any language purporting to represent that he sells or deals in kosher meat or meat preparations, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalty provided for in Section 2 of this Act.
    (b) It shall be unlawful to label or designate food or food products with the words parve or pareve knowing that such food or food products contain milk, meat or poultry products rendering such food products impermissible to be used or eaten according to the certifying organization or the supervising rabbi.
    (c) Any food commodity in package form which is marked as being certified by an organization, identified on the package by any symbol or is marked as being Kosher shall not be offered for sale by the producer or distributor of such food commodity until 30 days after such producer or distributor shall have registered the name, current address and telephone numbers of the certifying organization or the supervising rabbi with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
(Source: P.A. 93-134, eff. 1-1-04.)

410 ILCS 645/2

    (410 ILCS 645/2) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 288.2)
    Sec. 2. Any person convicted of violating Section 1 of this Act, shall for the first offense, be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and for the second and each subsequent offense shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2510.)