• The contents of each package must be uniform and contain only cucumbers of the same origin, variety or commercial type, quality and size (if sized).
  • The visible part of the contents of the package must be representative of the entire contents.
  • A special effort should be made to suppress camouflage, i.e. concealing in the lower layers of the package produce inferior in quality and size to that displayed and marked.
  • Similarly prohibited is any packaging method or practice intended to give a deceptively superior appearance to the top layer of the consignment.


  • The cucumbers must be packed in such a way as to protect the produce properly.
  • The cucumbers must be packed sufficiently tightly so as to avoid damage during transportation.
  • Packages must be of a quality, strength and characteristics to protect the produce during transportation and handling.
  • For protection purposes, especially against loss of humidity due to transpiration and a certain protection against low temperature, cucumbers may be wrapped in plastic film.
  • 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.
  • This provision is designed to ensure suitable protection of the produce by means of materials inside the package which are clean and also to prevent foreign matter such as leaves, sand or soil from spoiling its good presentation.
  • Stickers individually affixed to 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.