Seed Certification is a quality assurance process which ensures that seeds are sufficiently pure, healthy, viable and correctly labelled. Seeds marketing is regulated and, for most agricultural and vegetable species, only seeds which have been certified may be sold.
25 February 2013 - SC 2/13 Relocation of Fera Office
23 January 2013 - Further to our Seed Cert Information letter 4/12 dated 20 December 2012, we are now requesting nominations of currently licensed crop inspectors who would like to be considered for approval to undertake Pre-basic and Basic crop inspections under the terms of the Temporary Experiment.
Nominations (names and crop inspector licence number) should be made in writing, Friday 8 February 2013, to: Jenny Hankin, NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE or
NIAB will review each nomination against the crop inspection criteria detailed in the SC letter. A decision letter will then be issued by Fera. Approval will be in order of crop priority.
14 January 2013 - SC 1/13 Imports of seed weighing over 2kg from Third Countries
10 December 2012 - SC 3/12 New Official Seed Certification Label Supplier