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The Seed Potatoes (Wales) Regulations 2006

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Regulation 2(1)

SCHEDULE 2OFFICIAL LABEL AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENT

PART IOfficial Label

1.  An official label used in relation to pre-basic seed potatoes must be coloured white with a diagonal violet line.

2.  An official label used in relation to basic seed potatoes must be coloured white.

3.  An official label used in relation to certified seed potatoes must be coloured blue.

4.  An official label used in relation to test and trial seed potatoes must be coloured orange.

5.  An official label must measure not less than 110 millimetres x 67 millimetres.

6.  An official label for pre-basic seed potatoes must, in relation to the seed potatoes to which it relates, state the following particulars—

(a)the Certification Authority and member State or their distinguishing abbreviation;

(b)the producer’s identification number or a lot reference number;

(c)the month and year of sealing;

(d)the species, indicated at least in roman characters, under its botanical name, which may be given in abridged form and without the authors' names, or under its common name, or both;

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

(f)the description “pre-basic seed potatoes”.

7.  An official label for basic seed potatoes or certified seed potatoes must—

(a)contain the statement “EC Rules and Standards”; and

(b)in relation to the seed potatoes to which it relates, state the following particulars—

(i)the Certification Authority and member State or their initials;

(ii)the producer’s identification number or a lot reference number;

(iii)the month and year of sealing;

(iv)the variety, indicated at least in roman characters;

(v)the country of production;

(vi)the category;

(vii)for basic seed potatoes, the Community Grade (if appropriate);

(viii)the size; and

(ix)the net weight.

8.  An official label for test and trial seed potatoes must—

(a)contain the statements “variety not yet officially listed” and “for tests and trials only”; and

(b)in relation to the seed potatoes to which it relates, must state the following particulars—

(i)the Certification Authority and member State or their distinguishing abbreviations;

(ii)the producer’s identification number or a lot reference number;

(iii)the month and year of sealing;

(iv)the species;

(v)the denomination of the variety under which the seed potatoes are to be marketed (which may be the breeder’s reference, the proposed denomination or the approved denomination);

(vi)the reference number in respect of the application submitted in accordance with regulation 4(1)(a) of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 2001 for acceptance of the variety concerned on to a National List;

(vii)the size; and

(viii)the net weight.

9.  Without prejudice to paragraphs 1 to 8, an official label may contain such further statements—

(a)as are required or permitted to be included in an official label in accordance with any provision of these Regulations or the Plant Health (Wales) Order 2006; or

(b)as the National Assembly considers appropriate.

PART IIOfficial document

10.  An official document used in relation to pre-basic seed potatoes must be coloured white with a diagonal violet line.

11.  An official document used in relation to test and trial seed potatoes must be coloured orange.

12.  An official document in relation to basic seed potatoes must be predominantly white.

13.  An official document in relation to certified seed potatoes must be predominantly blue.

14.  An official document must, in relation to the seed potatoes to which it relates, state—

(a)the producer’s identification number or a lot reference number;

(b)the month and year of sealing; and

(c)the country of production.

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