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This consultation ended 10 January 2014.

Consultation period:
5 December 2013 to 10 January 2014
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

There were no responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

This consultation is to inform you about plans to change the botanical name for the tomato species.

Consultation description

In light of new genetic evidence the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature has been revised in respect of the botanical name for the species tomato. This will now be known as ‘Solanum Lycopersicum L.’.

In order to reflect this change the European Commission published Implementing Directive 2013/45/EC. This Directive requires Member States to update their domestic legislation to take account of this change of name of tomato.

In Wales there are two pieces of legislation that must be amended:

  • The Seed Marketing (Wales) Regulations 2012
  • The Marketing of Vegetable Plant Material Regulations 1995.

Consultation documents

Consultation document , file type: PDF, file size: 104 KB

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