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Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Exemption

  5. 4.Marketing of seed potatoes

  6. 5.Seed potatoes from third countries: information

  7. 6.Production measures in the interests of plant health

  8. 7.Separation in the interests of varietal purity

  9. 8.Certification and classification

  10. 9.Community grading of basic seed potatoes

  11. 10.Packages and containers

  12. 11.Genetically modified seed potatoes

  13. 12.Labelling of packages and containers

  14. 13.Withholding or withdrawal of sealing devices or official labels

  15. 14.Sealing of packages and containers

  16. 15.Separate note, etc., of Schedule 7 particulars

  17. 16.Retail sales

  18. 17.Tolerances

  19. 18.Taking of samples

  20. 19.Sub-standard seed potatoes

  21. 20.Records and information

  22. 21.Power to exempt

  23. 22.Amendment of the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 1993

  24. 23.Modifications of the Act

  25. 24.Revocations

  26. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Certification of seed potatoes

      1. 1.Certification shall consist of an official examination of seed potatoes...

      2. 2.The Department may refuse to issue a certificate if an...

      3. 3.A certificate for pre-basic seed potatoes shall not be issued...

      4. 4.A certificate shall not be issued by the Department unless...

      5. 5.Seed potatoes shall not be classified— (a) as Pre-basic TC...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Classification: source material for planting, requirements and tolerances for the growing crop

      1. 1.In the course of certification of any seed potatoes produced...

      2. 2.Any tolerance in Column 4 of Table I or Table...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Particulars to be set out in a certificate

      1. 1.Name and address of the applicant.

      2. 2.Location of the farm on which the crop was grown....

      3. 3.Grower’s number.

      4. 4.Pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed (as appropriate).

      5. 5.Class.

      6. 6.Community grade, where appropriate.

      7. 7.Date on which the certificate was issued.

      8. 8.Variety of the crop classified.

      9. 9.Area of the crop classified.

      10. 10.The grower’s farm survey number and the number of the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Seed potato tubers: requirements as to varietal purity and size

      1. 1.Requirements as to varietal purity and size

      2. 2.Pre-basic TC and equivalent seed potatoes

      3. 3.Pre-basic 1 and Pre-basic 2 and equivalent seed potatoes

      4. 4.Basic seed potatoes

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. Part I Requirements for an official label

        1. 1.An official label affixed or to be affixed to:—

        2. 2.The size stated in accordance with paragraph 1(d) must, in...

        3. 3.Official labels printed prior to 13th October 1997 with the...

      2. Part II Marking of packages and containers for pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes exported from Northern Ireland

        1. 1.A package or container used for pre-basic seed potatoes or...

      3. Part III Information in respect of seed potatoes more than 2 kilograms in net weight produced in a country other than a member State

        1. 1.Species.

        2. 2.Variety.

        3. 3.Category.

        4. 4.Country of production and official inspection authority.

        5. 5.Country of despatch.

        6. 6.Importer.

        7. 7.Quantity of seed potatoes.

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Tolerances for diseases, pests, damage and defects in seed potato tubers

      1. 1.Tolerances

      2. 2.Individual tolerances

      3. 3.Group tolerances

      4. 4.Collective group tolerances

      5. 5.Allowable surface area cover

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Particulars to be specified in a sale note, etc.

      1. 1.Pre-basic seed potatoes

      2. 2.Basic seed potatoes

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Sampling Procedures

      1. 1.If the bulk consists of seed potatoes—

      2. 2.Where the total quantity of seed potatoes being sampled separately...

      3. 3.(1) Where the total quantity exceeds 50 kg all the...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Measures to prevent spread, by means of seed potatoes, of disease or pests

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Revocations

  27. Explanatory Note

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