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The Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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Amendment of the Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations 1993

3.—(1) The Fodder Plant Seeds Regulations 1993(1) are amended in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 3(3) (interpretation) after the definition of “Commercial Seed” insert–

  • “Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk” means Certified Seed of the First Generation or Certified Seed of the Second Generation–

    (a)

    which is intended to be marketed in bulk direct to the final consumer in a container that is closed after filling; and

    (b)

    in respect of which a random sample has been taken by a person authorised in that behalf in accordance with paragraph 8A of Schedule 5.

(3) In regulation 8 (sealing of packages)–

(a)in paragraph (1) for “No” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A) below, no”; and

(b)after paragraph (1) insert–

(1A) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk..

(4) In regulation 9 (labelling of packages)–

(a)in paragraph (1) for “paragraph” substitute “paragraphs (1A) and”;

(b)after paragraph (1) insert–

(1A) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply to Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk..

(5) After regulation 9 insert–

Provision of information to the final consumer about Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk

9A.  On delivery of Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk to the final consumer, the supplier shall also deliver to the final consumer a note containing the information given on the official label on the container from which seed was taken.

Notification of Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk

9B.  A supplier of seed shall prior to 10th January 2004 and prior to 10th January in each year thereafter notify the Scottish Ministers in such manner as they may from time to time specify of the quantities of Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk by that supplier in the period from 1st January to 31st December in the immediately preceding year..

(6) After paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 insert–

8A.  Random sampling of seed lots of seed which is intended to be Excepted Seed Marketed in Bulk shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of this Schedule during the filling of the container, used by the final consumer, into which the seed is placed..

(1)

S.I. 1993/2009, as amended by S.I. 1993/2529, 1996/1453, 1997/616, 1999/1864 and 2001/3510 and S.S.I. 2000/247.

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