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 1        AN ACT concerning kosher foods.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The  Kosher Food Act is amended by changing
 5    Section 1 as follows:

 6        (410 ILCS 645/1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 288.1)
 7        Sec. 1.  (a) Every person, who, with intent  to  defraud,
 8    sells,  or exposes for sale any meat or meat preparations and
 9    falsely represents the same to be kosher, whether  such  meat
10    or   meat   preparations   be   raw  or  prepared  for  human
11    consumption, or as  having  been  prepared  under  and  of  a
12    product or products sanctioned by the certifying organization
13    or  the  supervising  rabbi  Code  of Jewish Laws; or falsely
14    represents any food product  or  the  contents  of  any  food
15    package  or  container  to be so constituted and prepared, by
16    having  or  permitting  to  be  inscribed  thereon  the  word
17    "kosher"  in  any  language;  or  in  any  sign,  display  or
18    advertisement  characterizes  his  place  of  business  as  a
19    "kosher" establishment if non-kosher food products  are  sold
20    or  offered for sale in such place of business; or who, while
21    dealing  or  purporting  to  deal  in  kosher  meat  or  meat
22    preparations, prepares or handles or sells, or causes  to  be
23    prepared or handled or sold, any food products which, when so
24    prepared or handled or sold together with kosher meat or meat
25    preparations,  constitute  a violation of the requirements of
26    the certifying organization or the supervising rabbi Code  of
27    Jewish  Laws,  and  thereby  render  such kosher meat or meat
28    preparations, so handled or sold  in  conjunction  therewith,
29    non-kosher,  or  who  otherwise in the preparation, handling,
30    and sale of such kosher meat or meat  preparations  fails  to
31    comply  with  such  religious  requirements  and dietary laws
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 1    necessary  to  constitute  such  meat  or  meat  preparations
 2    kosher, or who, without  complying  with  such  religious  or
 3    dietary  laws,  issues or maintains any sign or advertisement
 4    in any language purporting to  represent  that  he  sells  or
 5    deals  in  kosher  meat or meat preparations, shall be deemed
 6    guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the  penalty  provided
 7    for in Section 2 of this Act.
 8        (b)  It  shall  be unlawful to label or designate food or
 9    food products with the words parve  or  pareve  knowing  that
10    such  food  or  food  products  contain milk, meat or poultry
11    products rendering such food  products  impermissible  to  be
12    used or eaten according to the certifying organization or the
13    supervising rabbi Code of Jewish Laws.
14        (c)  Any  food  commodity in package form which is marked
15    as being certified by  an  organization,  identified  on  the
16    package  by any symbol or is marked as being Kosher shall not
17    be offered for sale by the producer or  distributor  of  such
18    food   commodity   until  30  days  after  such  producer  or
19    distributor shall have registered the name,  current  address
20    and  telephone  numbers of the certifying organization or the
21    supervising   rabbi   with   the   Illinois   Department   of
22    Agriculture.
23    (Source: P.A. 83-1029.)