The Cereal Seed (England) Regulations 2002

Sealing of packages

25.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), no person shall seal a package of—

(a)officially certified pre-basic, basic, CS, C1 or C2 seed, or

(b)a mixture of seeds to which regulation 22 applies,

except a person to whom paragraph (5) applies.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the sealing of a small package of officially certified pre-basic, basic, CS, C1 or C2 seed.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), no person shall reseal a package of—

(a)officially certified pre-basic, basic, CS, C1 or C2 seed, or

(b)a mixture of seeds to which regulation 22 applies,

except a person to whom paragraph (5) applies.

(4) Paragraph (3) shall not apply—

(a)to a small package of seed, or

(b)where a package has been resealed which had previously been opened by the final consumer of the seed for the purpose of using some of the seed in the package.

(5) This paragraph applies to—

(a)an authorised officer and any person being supervised by such a person, and

(b)a licensed seed sampler and any person being supervised by such a person.