4-12-010 Definitions.
   As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
   "Approved food-processing establishment" means an establishment acceptable to the Commissioner of Public Health, or the Commissioner of Public Health's authorized representative, based on the Commissioner of Public Health's determinations of conformance with the appropriate standards and good health practices.
   “Central Business District” means the district consisting of those streets or parts of streets within the area bounded by a line as follows: beginning at the easternmost point of Division Street extended to Lake Michigan; then west on Division Street to LaSalle Street; then south on LaSalle Street to Chicago Avenue; then west on Chicago Avenue to Halsted Street; then south on Halsted Street to I-290; then east on I-290 to Ida B. Wells Drive to its easternmost point extended to Lake Michigan; including parking spaces on both sides of the above-mentioned streets.
   “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
   “Cottage food operation” has the meaning ascribed to that term in subsection (a) of Section 4 of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act.
   "Farmers market(s)" or "market(s)" means areas designated by the Commissioner as a farmers market pursuant to Section 4-12-080(a)(1), where on designated days and times, growers and producers may sell certain articles and foods directly to the public in accordance with this chapter and any rules promulgated thereunder. All other farmers markets, which shall be known as independent farmers markets, shall be governed by Section 10-8-331.
   “Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act” or “Act” means the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act, codified at 410 ILCS 625/4, and any rules promulgated thereunder. Section 4 of this Act is commonly known as the Illinois cottage food operation law.
   “Grower” or “producer” means any person offering for sale: (1) articles for human consumption, such as whole or uncut fruits and vegetables or their juices, edible grains, nuts, berries and apiary products; or (2) nonedible articles, such as cut or potted flowers or handmade products, if the articles identified in items (1) and (2) herein have been raised, prepared or made by the grower or producer or by members of his family or by persons in his employ as required under Section 4-12-110(a); or (3) food or beverages permitted by the Commissioner pursuant to Section 4-12-090; or (4) authorized foods produced in a cottage food operation in conformity with Section 4 of the Food Handling Regulation and Enforcement Act.
   “Letter of agreement” means the document: (1) required under Section 4-12-030 to be signed by the grower or producer as a condition to obtaining a permit under this chapter; and (2) setting forth the terms and conditions governing the farmers market areas and the permittee’s operations within those areas.
   “Millennium Park” has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 10-36-140.
   “Prepackaged and non-perishable” means any food or beverage which is: (1) not capable of supporting the rapid and progressive growth of microorganisms which may cause food infections; and (2) packaged in a container designed to keep the contents free of contamination by microorganisms and maintain the commercial sterility of its contents after thermal processing.
(Prior code § 35.1-1; Amend Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 11-4-98, p. 81181; Amend Coun. J. 1-20-99, p. 88037; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 3.1; Amend Coun. J. 11-17-10, p. 106597, Art. VII, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 3-13-19, p. 96592, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-20-19, p. 9510, Art. I, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 2-24-21, p. 27657, Art. III, § 11; Amend Coun. J. 6-25-21, p. 32064, § 1)