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Seeds Regulations

Version of section 33 from 2007-10-25 to 2012-02-08:

  •  (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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