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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Labelling of seed potatoes

9.—(1) No person shall market a package or container of seed potatoes unless there is attached to the outside–

(a)in the case of pre basic seed potatoes, the official label meeting the requirements set out in Schedule 6, paragraph 1 issued in relation to those potatoes;

(b)in the case of basic seed potatoes, the official label meeting the requirements set out in Schedule 6, paragraph 2 issued in relation to those potatoes; and

(c)in either case, where the label particulars are not indelibly printed on the package or container or on a wear and tear resistant or adhesive label attached to it, it contains the official document required by Article 10.1(b) of Council Directive 66/403 so issued.

(2) Application for an official label in respect of seed potatoes produced in Scotland shall be made to the Scottish Ministers with such information in such form and in such manner as they may require.

(3) No person shall, in connection with the issue of an official label, supply any information which is false in a material respect.

(4) Where seed potatoes have been treated with any chemical product, the type and function or the proprietary name of that product shall be stated on a label attached to the package or container and on a document contained in the package or container.

(5) In the case of a genetically modified variety of seed potatoes, any label, whether official or otherwise, attached to any lot of that variety and any document contained in the package or container, shall clearly indicate that the variety has been genetically modified.

(6) When a package or container is re sealed in accordance with regulation 10(2) the official label shall state–

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

(b)the date of re sealing; and

(c)the authority responsible for re sealing.

(7) Except in accordance with the requirements of the Act or of these Regulations or of any Order made under the Plant Health Act 1967(1), no person shall in connection with the marketing or the preparation for the marketing of any seed potatoes, wilfully reproduce, remove, alter, deface, conceal or misuse in any way any official label or any other label attached to or document contained in the package or container of such potatoes in accordance with this regulation.

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