Seeds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1400)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-05-16. Previous Versions

Tuber Storage

  •  (1) A grower shall store each lot in a manner that prevents varietal mixture and mixture with non-certified potatoes.

  • (2) Where lots of different classes of a single variety are stored in the same bin without separation to prevent mixture, the seed potatoes shall be given the certificate number of the lot with the lowest class.

  • (3) Where two or more lots of the same class of a single variety are stored in the same bin without separation to prevent mixture, the seed potatoes shall be given the certificate number of the lot with the highest disease percentage.

  • (4) A grower shall identify each lot in storage according to the name of the applicable class established in section 47 or the name “Breeder’s Selection”, as the case may be.

  • (5) A grower shall hold in storage any lot, or any part of any lot, that may have been exposed to freezing temperatures or that may be infected with late blight, Fusarium or other tuber-rotting organisms, until such time has passed during which any defects or symptoms could reasonably be expected to develop, so that an inspector is able to determine whether the lot meets the standards set out in subsections 48.1(2) to (10).

  • SOR/91-526, s. 3;
  • SOR/2002-198, s. 9.

Seed Potato Tags

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (6), an inspector shall provide seed potato tags to a grower for use by the grower in labelling seed potatoes, other than Breeder’s Selection seed potatoes, if

    • (a) a request from the grower has been received by the inspector in respect of a crop for which a crop certificate was issued; and

    • (b) a sample of the lot or growing crop for which the seed potato tags are provided, except for Pre-Elite, Elite I and Certified classes, has been subjected to laboratory tests and not found positive for the presence of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus.

  • (2) A grower who receives seed potato tags shall grade seed potatoes in accordance with section 48 and subsections 48.1(2) to (10).

  • (3) A grower who receives seed potato tags shall attach them to the containers of seed potatoes that were produced from a crop in respect of which a crop certificate has been issued.

  • (4) If an inspector, on inspection, determines that seed potatoes for which seed potato tags were provided under subsection (1) do not meet the standards or grade size set out in sections 47.11 to 47.8, 48 and 48.1, the inspector shall request the grower to re-grade the seed potatoes, and if the grower refuses to re-grade or cannot re-grade the seed potatoes, the grower shall return the seed potato tags to the inspector.

  • (5) Every seed potato tag shall have printed on it

    • (a) the class, variety and size of the seed potatoes;

    • (b) the crop certificate number;

    • (c) any additional information that is necessary to meet the requirements of the laws of the country that will be importing the seed potatoes;

    • (d) the date on which the information set out in paragraphs (a) to (c) is printed on the seed potato tag; and

    • (e) the following statements, in French and English:

      THE GROWER declares that the seed potatoes contained in this shipment are from the crop for which a crop certificate was issued bearing the crop certificate number shown on this tag and that they are graded in accordance with section 48 and subsections 48.1(2) to (10) of the Seeds Regulations.

      A request for reinspection of the seed potato lot may be made to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency within two working days after receipt of the lot.

      NOTE

      Inspection for the purpose of certification was made either visually or through laboratory testing of samples, or both. Certification does not constitute a warranty, by either the Canadian Food Inspection Agency or the grower, that the seed potatoes meet the applicable standards set out in sections 47.11 to 47.8 of the Seeds Regulations.

      LE PRODUCTEUR déclare que les pommes de terre de semence qui font l’objet de la présente expédition proviennent de la culture certifiée par le certificat de culture dont le numéro figure sur la présente étiquette et qu’elles ont été classées conformément à l’article 48 et aux paragraphes 48.1(2) à (10) du Règlement sur les semences.

      Une demande de réinspection du lot de pommes de terre de semence peut être faite à l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments dans les deux jours ouvrables suivant la réception du lot.

      REMARQUE

      L’inspection en vue de la certification a été effectuée soit visuellement, soit au moyen d’essais de laboratoire sur des échantillons, soit par les deux moyens. La certification ne constitue pas une garantie, de la part de l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments ou du producteur, que les pommes de terre de semence satisfont aux normes applicables énoncées aux articles 47.11 à 47.8 du Règlement sur les semences.

  • (6) An inspector shall not provide seed potato tags to a grower in respect of a lot of Pre-Elite, Elite I or Elite II class of seed potatoes if the grower was not granted a crop certificate in each of the previous three years due to the presence of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in a field, in storage or on equipment of that grower.

  • SOR/91-526, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-179, s. 12;
  • SOR/97-118, ss. 11, 18;
  • SOR/97-292, s. 37;
  • SOR/2002-198, s. 10.