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Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Labelling of packages and containers

12.—(1) Subject to regulation 16, a person shall not market a package or container of pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (2), (4), (5) and (6), and regulation 14.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), there shall be attached to the outside of each package or container an official label on which there is correctly stated in relation to the contents the particulars set out in Part I of Schedule 5.

(3) Application for official labels for pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes produced in Northern Ireland in respect of which a certificate has been issued under regulation 8 shall be made to the Department with such information as the Department may require. A person shall not in connection with the issue of an official label supply any information which is false in a material respect.

(4) If a package or container has been re-sealed in accordance with regulation 14 by an authorised officer or an officer of the authority concerned the official label in respect of it shall also state—

(a)that the package or container has been so re-sealed;

(b)the date of re-sealing;

(c)the authority responsible for such re-sealing.

(5) Subject to paragraph (6) where pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes have been treated with a chemical product the name of the chemical product or the generally recognised abbreviation of the chemical name or the proprietary name of that product shall be stated on a label attached to the package or container.

(6) Paragraph (5) shall not apply where the statement required thereby is indelibly printed on the package or container or on a wear and tear resistant label, or adhesive label, attached to that package or container.

(7) A person shall not in connection with the marketing or preparation for marketing of pre-basic seed potatoes or basic seed potatoes wilfully reproduce, remove, deface, conceal or misuse in any way—

(a)an official label;

(b)a label attached in accordance with paragraph (5) or (6);

(c)a label approved by the authority concerned; or

(d)any particulars or statement printed on such package or container.

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