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Horticulture Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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(1)In this Act—

  • “authorised officer” has the meaning assigned to it by section 24(1);

  • [F1 “Community grading rules” means any directly applicable Community provisions establishing standards of quality for fresh horticultural produce;]

  • [F2 “certificate” includes any document other than a label which accompanies any produce and which contains information relating to the standard of quality to which it refers;

  • “standards of quality” means in relation to produce a common standard imposed by Community grading rules relating to quality, size and packaging;

  • “freight container” means any returnable container especially designed for the carriage of freight in transport.]

  • “container” means a can, bottle, carton or other vessel or receptacle used in the processing of horticultural produce or in which processed horticultural produce is packed;

  • “label” includes any device for conveying information by written characters or other symbols, and any characters or symbols stamped or otherwise placed directly on to a package or container or, as the case may be, the produce, and references to the affixing of a label shall be construed accordingly;

  • “the Ministry” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(1);

  • “package” includes any wrapper, bag, basket, pail, punnet, tray, case, carton, parcel, cask, box, crate or other receptacle;

  • “premises” includes any stall;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Ministry;

  • “processed horticultural produce” means horticultural produce to which Part II applies which has been processed (within the meaning of that Part) in Northern Ireland.

(2)In sections[F3 24 to 27] “horticultural produce” means produce being—

(a)regulated fresh produce within the meaning of Part I;

Paras. (b), (c) rep. by 1996 NI 11

F1SRO (NI) 1972/351

F2SRO (NI) 1973/19

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