34 (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
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