§ 9. Antemortem Inspection. The Director shall, wherever slaughter operations are conducted at an establishment,
cause antemortem inspection to be made by inspectors where and to the extent it determines
necessary regarding all animals and poultry intended for human food. The owner or operator of any such establishment shall furnish satisfactory facilities
and assistance as may be required by the Director to facilitate such antemortem inspection. Facilities shall also be furnished for holding animals or poultry for further clinical
examination. Such animals or poultry held for further inspection shall be identified as “Illinois
Suspect” in a manner determined by the Director. Such reinspection shall be conducted by a licensed and approved veterinarian and
if a finding is made that the animals or poultry show no symptoms of disease or other
abnormal conditions, the animals or poultry may be released for slaughter. Upon finding symptoms of disease or other abnormal conditions which would render
the animals or poultry unfit for human food, the animals or poultry shall be tagged
or permanently identified as “Illinois Inspected and Condemned” and unfit for human
food and shall be disposed of in a manner as prescribed by the Director. Any person who slaughters for human food such condemned animals or poultry is guilty
of a Class 4 felony A. No owner or person shall be required to hold animals or poultry for a longer period
than 72 hours.
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