15.08.01.07

.07 Labeling Treated Seed.

A. Each container of seed treated with a pesticide shall be labeled in a conspicuous location within close association of the required analysis information with at least the following:

(1) A word or statement indicating that the seed has been treated.

(2) The accepted common name, chemical name, or trade name of the pesticide applied to the seed.

(3) Seed Treated with Pesticide.

(a) Seed treated with a pesticide shall be labeled with the same signal word as that required on the pesticide container.

(b) The label on seed treated with a pesticide labeled with a "danger" signal word shall contain in type not less than 8-point the word "DANGER" or, if required, the word "POISON" and the skull and crossbones symbol. The container or attached tag shall bear in a conspicuous manner and place the appropriate signal word and, if required, the symbol in a red color on a background of a contrasting color.

(c) The label on seed treated with a pesticide labeled with a "Caution" or "Warning" signal word shall contain in a conspicuous place the signal word, either "CAUTION" or "WARNING", stated on the pesticide container label.

(d) When more than one pesticide is used to treat seed, the labeling required for the seed container shall be for the pesticide with the higher level of toxicity.

(4) A container of seed treated with a pesticide shall be labeled in type not smaller than 8-point with the caution statement "Do not use for food, feed, or oil purposes."

(5) The information may be on the analysis tag, or in close association with the analysis tag on a separate tag attached to the container, or on the container.

B. Other treatment materials or processes, not included in §A of this regulation, shall be labeled to reflect the purpose of the treatment or process. The name of the applied material or process, and the date of treatment, shall be stated on the label.

C. Each seed lot treated with an inoculant shall be labeled to show the presence of the inoculant, and the expiration date beyond which the inoculant is no longer claimed to be effective shall be stated.

D. Each seed lot bearing a label claiming improvements and advantages due to, or as a result of, a treatment may be tested to determine the effectiveness of the treatment. If the evidence does not substantiate the label claim, the seed lot shall be considered mislabeled.