Public Act 099-0304
Public Act 0304 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 099-0304|
|SB1228 Enrolled||LRB099 09424 JLK 29631 b|
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products
Act is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
(410 ILCS 635/3)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 2203)
(a) As used in this Act "Grade A" means that milk and milk
products are produced and processed in accordance with the
Pasteurized Milk Ordinance as adopted by
the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments and the
States Public Health Service - Food and Drug
Administration and all other applicable federal regulations.
The term Grade A is applicable to "dairy
hauler-sampler", "milk plant", "milk product",
station", "transfer station", "milk tank truck",
"certified pasteurizer sealer" whenever used in this Act.
(b) Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, terms
have the meaning
ascribed as follows:
(2) "Milk" means the milk of cows, goats, sheep, water
buffalo, or other hooved mammals
, provided that it must be
labeled in accordance with the current Grade "A"
Pasteurized Milk Ordinance as adopted by the United
Public Health Service - Food and Drug Administration,
includes skim milk and
. The Grade "A" Pasteurized
Milk Ordinance labeling requirement does not apply to
unpasteurized milk produced and distributed in accordance
with Section 8 of this Act and Department rules
(5) "Receiving station" means any place, premise, or
raw milk is received, collected,
handled, stored or cooled and prepared
(6) "Transfer station" means any place, premise, or
milk or milk products are transferred
directly from one milk tank truck to
(7) "Department" means the Illinois Department of
(8) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois
Department of Public
(9) "Embargo or hold for investigation" means a
detention or seizure
to deny the use of milk or
milk products which may be unwholesome or to
use of equipment which may result in contaminated or
milk or dairy products.
(10) "Imminent hazard to the public health" means any
hazard to the public
health when the evidence is sufficient
to show that a product or practice,
posing or contributing
to a significant threat of danger to health,
creates or may
create a public health
situation (1) that should be
corrected immediately to prevent
injury and (2) that should
not be permitted to continue while a hearing
formal proceeding is being held.
(11) "Person" means any individual, group of
trust, partnership, corporation,
person doing business under an assumed
name, the State of
Illinois, or any political subdivision or department
thereof, or any other entity.
(12) "Enforcing agency" means the Illinois Department
Health or a
unit of local government electing to
administer and enforce this Act as
provided for in this
(13) "Permit" means a document awarded to a person for
the provisions of and under conditions set
forth in this Act.
(17) "Certified pasteurizer sealer" means a person who
completed a course of instruction and
has demonstrated the ability to
satisfactorily conduct all
pasteurization control tests, as required by rules
by the Department.
(18) "Unpasteurized milk" means milk that has not been
pasteurized or homogenized in accordance with the Grade "A"
Pasteurized Milk Ordinance as adopted by the United States
Public Health Service - Food and Drug Administration and is
not subject to the labeling requirements of the Ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 97-135, eff. 7-14-11; 98-958, eff. 1-1-15
Effective Date: 1/1/2016