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The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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Sealing of packages

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11.—(1) No person may market a package or container of pre-basic seed potatoes, basic seed potatoes or test and trial seed potatoes unless—

(a)in the case of seed potatoes produced in Scotland, it is sealed with an unbroken sealing device which has been applied by, or under the supervision of, an authorised officer or the application of which has been inspected by an authorised officer and found to be satisfactory; or

(b)in the case of seed potatoes produced outside Scotland, it is sealed in accordance with Article 12(1) of CouncilDirective 2002/56/EC.

(2) Where a sealing device on a package or container is broken, no person may re-seal the package or container with a sealing device unless that person is, or the re-sealing is performed under the supervision of, an authorised officer.

(3) In this regulation, “a sealing device” means a device applied in such a manner to a package or container that when the package or container is opened, the device will be broken but it does not include an official label with a punched tie hole which is machine stitched into the mouth of a bag.

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