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The Beet Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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Labels for packages of lower germination seed

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8.—(1) The official label for a package of lower germination seed shall—

(a)be affixed on the outside of the package and have not previously been used and shall contain, as appropriate to the category of seed and the seed itself, particulars of the matters specified in this Schedule; and

(b)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.

(2) The supplier’s label for packages of lower germination seed shall—

(a)be affixed to the outside of the package and contain a statement that the minimum percentage of germination of the seed is less than the minimum percentage of germination for Basic Seed; and

(b)contain a statement of the specific minimum percentage of germination of the seed guaranteed by the person marketing the seed in accordance with regulation 11(2) together with the name and address of the seller and the reference number of the seed lot.

(3) Where a breeder’s confirmation has been issued in respect of seed of a lower percentage of germination, the official label or stamp shall—

(a)be affixed to the outside of the package and contain a statement that the minimum percentage of germination of the seed is less than the minimum percentage of germination for Basic Seed; and

(b)where possession of the package is transferred to another person, the transferor shall—

(i)guarantee a specific minimum percentage of germination of the seed; and

(ii)affix a label to the outside of the package containing a statement of the specific minimum percentage of germination of the seed guaranteed by the person transferring possession of the seed together with the name and address of the transferor and the reference number of the seed lot.

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