5B-33.003. Requirements for Sale  

Effective on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • 1(1) All potatoes to be sold for propagation in Florida must meet U.S. No. 1 seed potato requirements as set forth in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Potatoes, 307 CFR 51.1541, 33Edition 1-1-17, hereby incorporated by reference and available online at 43http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-0913545.

    46(2) All potatoes to be sold for seed in Florida must have been grown under a seed potato certification program of the state or country of origin, and each bag or bulk unit must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the agency administering the seed potato certification program.

    95(3) The department shall have the authority to open any shipment of seed potatoes for inspection, to draw a reasonable sample from any bag of seed potatoes for laboratory examination or for planting for field observation, and to request additional supporting certification 137documentation that verifies requirements outlined in subsection (2)145.

    146Rulemaking Authority 148581.031, 149570.07 FS. 151Law Implemented 153581.031 FS. 155History–New 3-15-69, Amended 5-1-73, Repromulgated 12-31-74, Formerly 5B-33.03, Amended 4-4-18.


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