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The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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9.—(1) The following must appear on an official label on a mixture of seed—

(a)the authority responsible for sealing the package;

(b)the name or initials of the member State;

(c)the reference number of the seed lot;

(d)the month and year of sealing expressed as “sealed ...[month and year]”;

(e)the species, category, variety, country of production and proportion by weight of each of the components;

(f)the declared net or gross weight or declared number of seeds;

(g)where the weight is indicated and granulated pesticides, pelleting substances or other solid additives are used, the nature of the additive and the approximate ratio between the weight of the pure seed and the total weight;

(h)where the germination of all of the components of the mixture has been retested, the word “retested” followed by the month and year of re-testing;

(i)in the case of cereals the words “mixture of” followed by the species and varieties and a qualifying statement that the mixture is effective against the propagation of a harmful organism;

(j)in the case of fodder plants the word “mixture of seeds for” followed by an indication of the intended use.

(2) But for fodder mixtures registered with the Department, provided the label shows the registered name of the mixture, the percentage by weight of each of the components may be omitted provided that—

(a)this information is supplied to the customer on request; and

(b)customers are informed that they can request these details.

(3) The label must be coloured green.

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