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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Regulations 2(1), and 9(1)

SCHEDULE 6OFFICIAL LABELS

Pre-basic seed potatoes

1.—(1) The requirements set out in this paragraph apply to an official label attached to a package or container of pre-basic seed potatoes.

(2) An official label to which this paragraph applies shall–

(a)be white with a diagonal violet line;

(b)measure not less than 110mmx67mm and have printed on it the words “EC Rules and Standards”;

(c)state the following particulars–

  • Certification authority and Member State or their initials

  • Country of Production

  • Pre-basic seed potatoes

  • Species indicated at least in Roman characters, under its botanical name which may be given in abridged form and without the authors names or under its common name of both

  • Crop identification number including producer’s identification number (or equivalent)

  • Variety indicated at least in Roman characters

  • Genetically modified (if appropriate)

  • Class

  • Size

  • Month and year when officially sealed

  • Net weight.

Basic seed potatoes

2.—(1) The requirements set out in this paragraph apply to an official label attached to a package or container of basic seed potatoes.

(2) An official label to which this paragraph applies shall–

(a)be predominately white;

(b)measure not less than 110mmx67mm and have printed on it the words “EC Rules and Standards” with the exception of official labels printed prior to 1st July 1997 with the abbreviation “EEC” instead of “EC” which may be used until 31st December 2001;

(c)state the following particulars–

  • Certification authority and Member State or their initials

  • Country of Production

  • Basic seed potatoes

  • Species indicated at least in Roman characters, under its botanical name which may be given in abridged form and without the authors names or under its common name of both

  • Crop identification number including producer’s identification number (or equivalent)

  • Variety indicated at least in Roman characters

  • Genetically modified (if appropriate)

  • Community Grade

  • Class

  • Size

  • Month and year when officially sealed

  • Net weight.

3.  The size stated in accordance with paragraphs 1(2)(c) and 2(2)(c) must, in the case of sizes over 35 mm, be stated in multiples of 5 mm.

4.—(1) For the purposes of section 16(7)(a) of the Act any statement made on an official label pursuant to paragraphs 1 or 2 is not false–

(a)in respect of the particulars as to variety, only by reason of the fact that seed potatoes in a sample, taken from a lot of seed potatoes to which paragraphs 3 or 4 of Schedule 4 apply, deviate from the stated variety in any case where pursuant to those paragraphs of that Schedule the variety of those potatoes is deemed to be as stated on the label;

(b)in respect of the particulars as to size, only by reason of the fact that seed potatoes in a sample taken from a lot of seed potatoes to which paragraphs 3 or 4 of Schedule 4 apply, are smaller than the minimum size stated or larger than the maximum size stated in any case where pursuant to those paragraphs of that Schedule the size of those potatoes is deemed to be as stated on the label.

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