§ 12. (a) When the Director finds after investigation that the distribution in Illinois
of any class of food may, by reason of contamination with microorganisms during manufacture,
processing or packing thereof in any locality, be injurious to health and that such
injurious nature cannot be adequately determined after such articles have entered
commerce, and in such case only, he shall promulgate regulations providing for the
issuance to manufacturers, processors or packers of such class of food in such locality
of permits to which shall be attached such conditions governing the manufacture, processing
or packing of such class of food for such temporary period of time as may be necessary
to protect the public health; and after the effective date of such regulations and
during such temporary period no person shall introduce or deliver for introduction
into commerce any such food manufactured, processed or packed by any such manufacturer,
processor or packer unless such manufacturer, processor or packer holds a permit issued
by the Director as provided by such regulations.
(b) The Director is authorized to suspend immediately upon notice any permit issued
under authority of this Section if it is found that any of the conditions of the permit
have been violated. The holder of a permit so suspended shall be privileged at any time to apply for
the reinstatement of such permit and the Director shall, immediately after prompt
hearing and an inspection of the establishment, reinstate such permit if it is found
that adequate measures have been taken to comply with and maintain the conditions
of the permit as originally issued or as amended.
(c) Any officer or employee designated by the Director shall have access to any factory
or establishment, the operator of which holds a permit from the Director, for the
purpose of ascertaining whether or not the conditions of the permit are being complied
with. Denial of access for such inspection shall be ground for suspension of the permit
until such access is freely given by the operator.
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