Bill Status of HB4653 100th General Assembly
Short Description: BULK FOOD HANDLING-CONTAINERS
Rep. Will Guzzardi
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that provisions prohibiting the offer for sale of any bulk food in a manner other than to prevent direct handling of such items by the consumer shall not prohibit self-service by consumers provided that take-home containers, including bags, cups, and lids, provided for consumer use are stored and dispensed in a sanitary manner. Allows a retailer to permit a consumer to fill or refill a personal container with bulk food if the dispensers used prevent the direct handling of the bulk food. Provides that the risk that the consumer's personal container is unsafe, impure, contaminated, or in a nonsterile condition when it is filled or refilled by the consumer or used in a manner that contaminates the bulk food shall be borne solely by the consumer, and, except for warranties, no liability shall attach to the manufacturer, seller, or dispenser of the container. Effective immediately.