510 ILCS 105/1
(510 ILCS 105/1)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1801)
This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
Trichinosis Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/10
(510 ILCS 105/10)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1810)
Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this Act
is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a fine of
not less than $200.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/2
(510 ILCS 105/2)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1802)
The General Assembly recognizes the importance of maintaining
a strong and viable pork industry in the State of Illinois, and of assuring
consumers an ample and trichina‑safe supply of pork.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/3
(510 ILCS 105/3)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1803)
For the purposes of this Act:
"Appraisal value" means the
actual value of the swine for meat, feeding or breeding purposes at the time
and place of the appraisal.
"Approved plan" means an individually negotiated plan developed by the
Department and agreed to between the Department and the swine owner to
control trichinosis in a swine herd.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, or his designee.
"Person" includes any individual, firm, partnership, association,
corporation or other business entity.
"Positive herd" means a herd of swine in which one or more animals from
the herd have been shown to be infected with Trichinella spiralis by a
laboratory test of tissue samples.
"Positive sample" means a blood or tissue sample in which the presence of
Trichinella spiralis or antibodies to Trichinella spiralis has been
confirmed through a laboratory test.
"Salvage value" means the carcass value of the animal after the meat has
been treated according to the rules adopted under the federal Meat and
Poultry Inspection Act for the handling of trichina infected meat.
"Suspect herd" means a herd of swine consisting of one or more animals
suspected of being infected with Trichinella spiralis because of: (1) the
presence of the parasite in mammals that could come in contact with the
swine herd; (2) a positive sample that has been located and traced back to
the herd; (3) a positive serological test; or (4) epidemiological evidence
indicating that trichinosis may be present in the herd.
"Trichinosis" or "trichina infection" means the disease in mammals caused
by the internal parasite Trichinella spiralis.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/4
(510 ILCS 105/4)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1804)
The Department is authorized to develop and implement a
trichinosis program, which program may include the monitoring of all
herds in one or more specified areas for the presence of trichinosis.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/5
(510 ILCS 105/5)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1805)
All suspect herds shall be tested for trichinosis by the Department.
Persons owning swine shall have their animals tested for trichinosis when
epidemiological evidence indicates possible trichina infection. Owners of
suspect or positive herds shall provide the necessary facilities for
testing and identifying swine in the herd, and shall render such
assistance as may be required by the Department. The Department may trap
and test wild or feral mammals on premises where suspect or positive herds
are maintained, and in areas in which mammals may come in contact with such
swine herds, in order to determine the presence of trichina infection.
The Department may also take blood and tissue samples of swine at
slaughtering facilities in an effort to locate trichinosis.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/6
(510 ILCS 105/6)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1806)
A positive or suspect herd shall be quarantined under such
conditions as may be specified by the Director. Such conditions may
include, but need not be limited to, keeping quarantined swine separate and
apart from other animals on the premises, making efforts to control rodent
and wild mammal contact with the quarantined swine, making efforts to
control cannibalism in the swine herd, and testing of the swine herd.
Swine from a quarantined herd may be moved only under conditions specified
by the Director. A quarantined herd shall remain under quarantine until
such time as it is depopulated, or the Department determines through
laboratory testing and epidemiological evidence that trichina infection has
been eliminated from the herd and the danger of reinfection of the herd has
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/7
(510 ILCS 105/7)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1807)
If State funds are available for paying an indemnity, the
Department shall pay an indemnity to the owner of any swine destroyed
pursuant to an approved plan. Such indemnity shall not
exceed the appraised value less the salvage value of the destroyed animals.
The swine shall be appraised jointly by the swine owner or his
representative and a representative of the Department. If an agreement
cannot be reached on the appraised value, the swine shall be appraised by 3
appraisers, one selected by the Department, one by the
swine owner or his representative, and one by the 2 appraisers thus
selected. Swine presented for appraisal as registered, inbred or hybrid
swine shall be accompanied by their certificate of registry at the time of
the appraisal, or else they shall be appraised as grade swine. If swine are
in the process of being registered at the time of the appraisal, the
Department shall grant the owner the necessary time to obtain the
certificate of registry.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/8
(510 ILCS 105/8)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1808)
The Department may adopt rules and regulations for the
administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)510 ILCS 105/9
(510 ILCS 105/9)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1809)
Employees or agents of the Department are empowered to enter,
during usual working hours, any premise, barn, shed, or other place where
swine are kept or slaughtered, for the purpose of administering the
provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84‑315.)