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The Beet Seed (Wales) Regulations 2005

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PART IIILabelling of packages of officially certified pre-basic seed

4.  A package of officially certified pre-basic seed 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 name of the certification authority and member State or their commonly used initials;

(b)the reference number of the 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 last official sampling for the purposes of certification;

(d)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;

(e)for sugar beet the words “sugar beet” and for fodder beet the words “fodder beet”;

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

(g)the description “pre-basic seed”;

(h)the number of generations by which the seed precedes CS seed;

(i)the country of production;

(j)the declared net or gross weight or declared number of clusters or pure seeds; and

(k)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.

5.  The label referred to in paragraph 4 shall be coloured white with a diagonal violet line.

6.  The minimum size of the label referred to in paragraph 4 shall be 110 mm x 67 mm.

7.  The label referred to in paragraph 4—

(a)shall be—

(i)an adhesive label, or

(ii)a label secured to the package by a sealing device approved by the National Assembly, 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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