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The Beet Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Official label for a package of Pre-Basic Seed

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4.  The official label for a package of Pre-Basic Seed shall—

(a)be affixed on the outside of the package and have not previously been used and shall contain the following information—

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

(ii)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;

(iii)reference number of the seed lot;

(iv)species;

(v)variety;

(vi)the words “Pre-Basic Seed” ;

(vii)country of production;

(viii)declared net or gross weight;

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

(x)number of generations preceding seed of the category Certified Seed;

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

(c)be coloured white with a diagonal violet line;

(d)be either an adhesive label or a label secured to the package by a sealing system approved by the Scottish Ministers and shall be affixed, in either case, by the Scottish Ministers or by a licensed seed sampler; and

(e)where a breeder’s confirmation has been applied for, be—

(i)either an adhesive label or a label secured to the package by a sealing system approved by the Scottish Ministers;

(ii)affixed, in either case, by the Scottish Ministers or by a licensed seed sampler; and

(iii)overstamped “NOT CERTIFIED”.

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