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The Vegetable Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Official label for a package of officially certified basic or CS seed

8.  Subject to paragraph 28, 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 words “EC rules and standards”;

(b)the name of the certifying authority and member State or their commonly used initials;

(c)the reference number of the lot;

(d)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 last official sampling for the purposes of certification;

(e)the species, indicated at least in Roman characters—

(i)under its botanical name, which may be given in abridged form and without the author’s name; or

(ii)under its common name; or

(iii)under both;

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

(g)the category;

(h)the country of production;

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

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

(k)in the case of—

(i)basic seed which is a component of a hybrid variety and the component has been officially accepted on a National List or the Common Catalogue, the name under which the component has been officially accepted, with or without reference to the hybrid variety, accompanied, in the case of a component intended solely as a component for a hybrid variety, by the word “component”;

(ii)basic seed which is a component of a hybrid variety and the component has not been officially accepted on a National List or the Common Catalogue, the name of the component, which may be given in code form, accompanied by a reference to the final variety, with or without reference to its function (male or female) and accompanied by the word “component”; and

(iii)CS seed which is a hybrid, the name of the variety accompanied by the word “hybrid”.

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