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The Beet Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Official label for a package of seed of a Conservation Variety

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7.—(1) The official label for a package of seed of a Conservation Variety shall—

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

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

(ii)the name and address, or the registration number, of the person responsible for affixing the label or notice;

(iii)the year of sealing, or the year of last sampling for the purposes of the last testing of germination, expressed by the word “ “ sealed” ” or “ “ sampled” ” (as the case may be), followed by the year in question;

(iv)the species;

(v)the denomination of the Conservation Variety;

(vi)the words “ “ Conservation Variety” ” ;

(vii)the region of origin;

(viii)where the region of seed production is different from the region of origin, the indication of the region of seed production;

(ix)the reference number of the lot given by the person responsible for affixing the labels;

(x)the declared net or gross weight or declared number of clusters or pure seeds; and

(xi)where weight is indicated and granulated pesticides, pelleting substances or other solid additives are used, the nature of the chemical treatment or additive and the approximate ratio between the weight of clusters of pure seeds and the total weight;

(xii)for monogerm seed, the word ‘monogerm’; and

(xiii)for precision seed, the word ‘precision’;

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

(c)be coloured brown; and

(d)be either an adhesive label or tear proof label and shall be affixed, in either case, not later than at the time of sealing.

(2) Where a package of seed of a Conservation Variety is sealed in—

(a)the United Kingdom but not in Scotland; or

(b)an EEA State other than the United Kingdom,

be labelled in accordance with the provisions of Article 18 of Commission Directive 2008/62.

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