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The Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Official label for a package of Basic Seed or Seed of a Certified Generation

5.  The official label for a package of Basic Seed or Seed of a Certified Generation shall–

(a)subject to sub-paragraph (b), contain the following information:–

(i)the words “EC rules and standards”;

(ii)certifying authority and EEA State or their commonly used initials;

(iii)month and year of sealing or the month and year of the last official sampling for the purposes of certification, expressed respectively as follows:–

(aa)by the word “Sealed” followed by the month and year of sealing; or

(bb)by the word “Sampled” followed by the month and year of official sampling;

(iv)reference number of the seed lot;

(v)species;

(vi)variety;

(vii)category;

(viii)country of production;

(ix)declared net or gross weight;

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

(xi)in the case of Basic Seed which is a component of a hybrid variety, where the component has been officially accepted on to a UK National List or the Common Catalogue, the name under which it has been officially accepted, with or without reference to the final hybrid variety, accompanied, in the case of a component which is intended solely as a component for a final hybrid variety, by the word “component”;

(xii)in the case of Basic Seed which is a component of a hybrid variety where the component has not been officially accepted on to a UK National List or the Common Catalogue, the name of the component, which may be given in code form, accompanied by a reference to the final hybrid variety, with or without reference to its function (male or female), and accompanied by the word “component”;

(xiii)in the case of Seed of a Certified Generation which is a hybrid, the name of the variety to which the seed belongs, accompanied by the word “hybrid”;

(xiv)in the case of Certified Seed which is intended to be used as a component of a varietal association of swede rape, a reference to its function (male or female), accompanied by the word “component” and the name of the final varietal association; and

(xv)where at least germination has been retested, the word “Retested” followed by the month and year of retesting and the service responsible for such retesting;

(b)not contain the information referred to in sub-paragraph (a)(xv) if that information is given on an official sticker attached to the official label;

(c)be a minimum size of 110 millimetres by 67 millimetres; and

(d)be coloured–

(i)white for Basic Seed;

(ii)blue for Certified Seed and Certified Seed of the First Generation; and

(iii)red for Certified Seed of the Second Generation and Certified Seed of the Third Generation.

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