33 (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;
(d) the crop certificate number or, if the seed is a mixture or blend of two or more original seed lots of certified seed, the word “BLEND” preceded by the two digit seed year designation; 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
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