• The contents of each package must be uniform and contain only apricots of the same origin, variety, quality and size (if sized), and, for “Extra” Class, be uniform in colouring.
  • The visible part of the contents of the package must be representative of the entire contents.
  • Presentation should not be misleading, i. e. concealing in the lower layers of the package produce inferior in quality and size to that displayed and marked.


  • The apricots must be packed in such a way as to protect the produce properly.
  • Packages must be of a quality, strength and characteristic to protect the produce during transport and handling.
  • The materials used inside the package must be clean and of a quality such as to avoid causing any external or internal damage to the produce. The use of materials, particularly of paper or stamps bearing trade specifications, is allowed, provided the printing or labelling has been done with non-toxic ink or glue.
  • Stickers individually affixed on the produce shall be such that, when removed, they neither leave visible traces of glue nor lead to skin defects.
  • Packages must be free of all foreign matter.
  • A visible lack of cleanliness in several packages could result in the goods being rejected.