PROVISIONS CONCERNING MARKING
- Each package8must bear the following particulars, in letters grouped on the same side, legibly and indelibly marked, and visible from the outside.
- In the case of packed produce, all particulars must be grouped on the same side of the package, either on a label attached to or printed on the package with water-insoluble ink.
- Packer and/or dispatcher/shipper:
- Name and physical address (e.g. street/city/region/postal code and, if different from the country of origin, the country) or a code mark officially recognized by the national authority.
- For inspection purposes, the “packer” is the person or firm responsible for the packaging of the produce (this does not mean the staff who actually carry out the work, who are
responsible only to their employer). The code mark is not a trademark, but an official control system enabling the person or firm responsible for packaging to be readily identified. The dispatcher and/or shipper may, assume sole responsibility, in which case identification of the “packer” as defined above is optional.
Nature of produce
- Common name of the species if the produce is not visible from the outside
- Name of the variety, for oranges
- For the mandarins´ group:
- satsumas: “Satsumas”, which may be followed by the variety
- clementines: “Clementines”, which may be followed by the variety and, where appropriate, by either the indication
- “seedless” for seedless clementines (no seeds), clementines (1 to 10 seeds), or clementines “with seeds” for clementines with more than 10 seeds
- other mandarins and their hybrids: name of the variety
- For grapefruit and hybrids: the indication “pink” or “red” where appropriate
- For pummelos and hybrids: the indication “pink” or “red” where appropriate
- “Mixture of citrus fruit” or equivalent denomination, in case of sales units containing a mixture of citrus fruit of different species. The names of the different species shall appear in addition to the details listed above
- “Seedless” (optional).
Origin of produce
- Country of origin and, optionally, district where grown, or national, regional or local place name
- In the case of sales units containing a mixture of citrus fruit of different species of different origins, the indication of each country of origin shall appear next to the name of the species concerned.
- Marking must include the country of origin, i.e. the country in which the citrus fruit is grown (e.g. Israel, Spain, South Africa). Optionally, district of origin in national, regional or local terms may also be shown.
- Stating the class is compulsory.
- Size expressed as:
- Minimum and maximum size (in mm) or
- Size code(s) followed, optionally, by a minimum and maximum size or
- Post-harvest treatment (optional, based on the national legislation of the importing country)