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Public Act 101-0158


Public Act 0158 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0158
HB3668 EnrolledLRB101 05245 CPF 50258 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Egg and Egg Products Act is amended
by changing Section 6 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 615/6)  (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 55-6)
    Sec. 6. Candling; labeling; sales by producers; retail
sales; temperature requirements. All eggs sold at retail or
purchased by institutional consumers must be candled for
quality and graded for size.
    A producer may sell on his own premises where eggs are
produced, direct to household consumers, for the consumer's
personal use and that consumer's non-paying guests, nest run
eggs without candling or grading those eggs.
    All eggs designated for sale off the premises where the
entire flock is located, such as at farmers' markets, and at
retail or for institutional use must be candled and graded and
held in a place or room in which the temperature may not exceed
45 degrees Fahrenheit after processing. Nest run eggs must be
held and transported at or below 45 degrees Fahrenheit ambient
temperature beginning 36 hours after the time of lay. Nest run
eggs shall be held at 60 degrees Fahrenheit or less at all
times. During transportation, the egg temperature may not
exceed 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Hatcheries buying eggs for hatching purposes from
producers under contract may sell their surplus eggs to a
licensed packer or handler provided that the hatchery shall
keep records which indicate the number of cases sold, the date
of sale and the name and address of the packer or handler
making the purchase.
    All eggs candled or candled and graded outside the State
must meet Federal standards before they can be sold or offered
for sale in the State. No eggs may be offered for sale for
consumer use 45 days or more after the date of candling.
    Each container of eggs offered for sale or sold at
wholesale or retail must be labeled in accordance with the
standards established by the Department showing grade, size,
packer identification, and candling date, and must be labeled
with an expiration date, or other similar language as specified
by USDA standards, that is not later than 45 days from the
candling date for grade A eggs and not later than 30 days after
the candling date for grade AA eggs.
    The grade and size of eggs must be conspicuously marked in
bold face type on all consumer-size containers.
    The size and height of lettering or numbering requirement
shall be set by regulation and shall conform as near as
possible to those required by Federal law.
    All advertising of shell eggs for sale at retail for a
stated price shall contain the grade and size of the eggs. The
information contained in such advertising shall not be
misleading or deceptive. In cases of food-borne disease
outbreaks in which eggs are identified as the source of the
disease, all eggs from the flocks from which those
disease-causing eggs came shall be identified with a producer
identification or flock code number to control the movement of
those eggs.
(Source: P.A. 99-732, eff. 1-1-17.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/26/2019