Inspections and certification

French standards for shallot plants certification

French producers apply standards that a stricter than EC standards for plants.

Regulatory requirements
for certified plants
EC standards
as determined by the
European Directive
Varietal purity
(% max. impurities)
1 %sufficient
Mosaic virus
1 %Substantially free
White rot
Sclerotinium cepivorum
1 %Substantially free
Ditylenchus dipsaci (2)
0 % (1)Substantially free

(1) analytical tests are mandatory in order to check there is no contamination by nematodes.

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