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The Fodder Plant Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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PART IIILabelling of packages of officially certified pre-basic seed

Official label for a package of officially certified pre-basic seed

5.  The package shall be labelled, not later than the time of sealing, on the outside with an official label which has not previously been used containing the following particulars —

(a)the certification authority and member State or their commonly used initials;

(b)the reference number of the seed lot;

(c)the month and year of sealing or the month and year of the last official sampling for the purposes of certification, expressed respectively as follows —

(i)by the word “Sealed” followed by the month and year of sealing, or

(ii)by the word “Sampled” followed by the month and year of official sampling;

(d)the species, indicated at least under its botanical name, which may be given in abridged form and without the author’s name, in Roman characters;

(da)in the case of x Festulolium, the names of the species within the genus Festuca and Lolium;

(e) the variety, indicated at least in Roman characters;

(f)the description “pre-basic seed”;

(g)the number of generations by which the seed precedes CS seed or C1 seed;

(h)the country of production;

(i)the declared net or gross weight or declared number of seeds; and

(j)where weight is indicated and granulated pesticides, pelleting substances or other solid additives are used, the nature of the additive and also the approximate ratio between the weight of pure seeds and the total weight.

6.  The label referred to in paragraph 5 shall be coloured white with a diagonal violet line.

7.  The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph 5 shall be 110 mm × 67 mm.

8.  The label referred to in paragraph 5 —

(a)shall be —

(i)an adhesive label, or

(ii)a label secured to the package by a sealing device approved by the National Assembly for Wales, the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and

(b)shall be fixed to the package by —

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

(ii)a licensed seed sampler or any person being supervised by such a person.

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