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The Marketing of Ornamental Plant Propagating Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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8.—(1) Any supplier who engages in the production of propagating material shall—

(a)identify and monitor critical points in the production process which influence the quality of the material;

(b)keep records on the monitoring required by sub-paragraph (a);

(c)take samples of the propagating material where necessary and send them to be analysed in a laboratory with suitable facilities and expertise;

(d)ensure that, during production, different lots of propagating material remain separately identifiable.

(2) Without prejudice to paragraph (3), a supplier shall treat or, where appropriate, remove any propagating material which, on the basis of visible signs or symptoms, is not substantially free of harmful organisms impairing quality.

(3) If a supplier engaged in the production of propagating material finds on his premises a plant pest of a description specified in Schedule 6 to the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 1993 he shall, if he would not otherwise be required to notify it under Article 20 of that Order (notification of the presence or suspected presence of certain plant pests), report it to the Department and shall take such measures in relation to that material as may be notified in writing to him by the Department.

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