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Seeds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1400)

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Regulations are current to 2020-01-27 and last amended on 2019-01-15. Previous Versions

PART ISeeds other than Seed Potatoes (continued)

Seed Packaging and Official Tags

  •  (1) An official tag shall only be applied by or under the direction of an inspector or accredited grader.

  • (2) Except where seed is labelled with a Canada Substandard grade name, an official tag shall only contain the information required pursuant to sections 33 to 36.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3) and sections 35 and 37, every package of seed derived from a crop grown and conditioned in Canada and graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name shall be fastened and tagged with a domestic tag.

  • (2) The domestic tag shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name of the kind or species of seed;

    • (b) the name of the grade of the seed;

    • (c) the variety name of the seed, or in the case of a PPTM varietal blend, the names of the varieties in the blend;

    • (d) except in the case of a mixture set out in Table III, XIII or XIV of Schedule I, the crop certificate number or, in the case of a blend of two or more original seed lots of certified status, whether of the same variety or a PPTM varietal blend, the two-digit seed year designation followed by the word “BLEND”; and

    • (e) the lot number.

  • (3) An approved conditioner registered pursuant to Part IV is exempt from subsection (1) where

    • (a) the seed is of certified status;

    • (b) the package of seed has been fastened and labelled by that approved conditioner;

    • (c) the name of the seller, packager or labeller is marked on the package, and

      • (i) the information required by subsection (2) is marked on the package and the layout of the information, the area marked and the colour conform to the domestic tag, or

      • (ii) in the case of packages containing 2 kg or less of seed, the words “Certified Seed” appear in a blue rectangle that meets the colour requirements of the official tag and that has a length to width ratio of approximately 2:1 and the information set out in paragraphs (2)(a) to (c) and (e) appears elsewhere on the package; and

    • (d) in the case of packages referred to in subparagraph (c)(i), each time the approved conditioner proposes to obtain those packages, the approved conditioner notifies the Agency of that proposal.

  • (4) The approved conditioner referred to in subsection (3) shall maintain complete and up-to-date records concerning the requests for and disposal of any package referred to in that subsection for a period of not less than two years following the disposal of the package.

  • SOR/86-429, s. 1
  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 89
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 18
  • SOR/2012-13, s. 5
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (5) and sections 35 and 37, every package of seed derived in whole or in part from a crop not grown and conditioned in Canada and graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name shall be fastened and tagged with an inter-agency certification tag.

  • (2) The inter-agency certification tag shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name of the kind or species of seed;

    • (b) the name of the grade of the seed;

    • (c) the variety name of the seed or, in the case of a PPTM varietal blend, the names of the varieties in the blend;

    • (d) the lot number;

    • (e) the state or country of the official certifying agency; and

    • (f) the pedigreed reference number of the official certifying agency.

  • (3) An approved conditioner registered pursuant to Part IV is exempt from subsection (1) where

    • (a) the seed is of certified status;

    • (b) the package of seed has been fastened and labelled by that approved conditioner;

    • (c) the name of the seller, packager or labeller is marked on the package, and

      • (i) the information required by subsection (2) is marked on the package and the layout of the information, the area marked and the colour conform to the inter-agency certification tag, or

      • (ii) in the case of packages containing 2 kg or less of seed the words “Certified Seed” appear in a blue rectangle that meets the colour requirements of the official tag and that has a length to width ratio of approximately 2:1 and the information set out in paragraphs (2)(a) to (e) appears elsewhere on the package; and

    • (d) in the case of packages referred to in subparagraph (c)(i), each time the approved conditioner proposes to obtain those packages, the approved conditioner notifies the Agency of that proposal.

  • (4) The approved conditioner referred to in subsection (3) shall maintain complete and up-to-date records concerning the requests for and disposal of any package referred to in that subsection for a period of not less than two years following the disposal of the package.

  • (5) A package of seed of certified status is exempt from subsection (1) if

    • (a) the package bears a label that was issued or approved by an official certifying agency and that indicates that the seed is of pedigreed status;

    • (b) in the case of seed labelled with a Canada pedigreed grade name in Canada, the Canada pedigreed grade name appears on a document that accompanies each sale of the seed and that bears the name of the person selling the seed; and

    • (c) in the case of seed imported into Canada labelled with a Canada pedigreed grade name, the Canada pedigreed grade name and the accredited grader number appear on a label attached to or printed directly on each package of seed.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 89
  • SOR/2003-6, s. 109
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 19
  • SOR/2012-13, s. 6
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 14(F)
  •  (1) Subject to section 37, every package of seed of a variety that is graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name shall be fastened and tagged with an unregistered variety tag if the seed is

    • (a) of a kind, species or variety not exempt from registration pursuant to section 65;

    • (b) of a variety not registered under Part III; and

    • (c) sold in Canada.

  • (2) The unregistered variety tag shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name of the kind or species of seed;

    • (b) the variety name of the seed;

    • (c) the name of the grade of the seed;

    • (d) the lot number;

    • (e) the crop certificate number; and

    • (f) if the seed is derived from a crop not grown in Canada, the country or the state of the official certifying agency and the pedigreed reference number of that agency.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 20
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 5(F)
  •  (1) A pedigreed status tag may be applied to seed derived from a crop grown in Canada and not graded.

  • (2) The pedigreed status tag shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name of the kind or species of seed;

    • (b) the variety name of the seed;

    • (c) the crop certificate number; and

    • (d) the pedigreed status of the seed.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 2

 Seed that has been graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name is exempt from the requirement to be sold in fastened packages where

  • (a) the seed is sold in bulk and delivered by a bulk storage facility within the meaning of Part IV;

  • (b) the seed is accompanied by a completed official tag at the time of the sale;

  • (b.1) the seed, at the time of delivery, is accompanied by written information that, if the seed were in a fastened package, would be required by section 19, subsection 20(4) and sections 21 and 35 to be marked on the package or to be contained on the package’s label or tag; and

  • (c) the vendor of the seed maintains complete and up-to-date records concerning the pedigree, conditioning, testing done in accordance with section 11 and disposal of the seed for a period of not less than one year following the disposal of the seed.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 21
 
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