13.1 In order to protect the product and to reduce the risk of pest attacks, early packaging is advisable.
13.2 Following processing monitored by in-process controls, the product should be packaged in clean and dry, preferably new sacks, bags or cases. The label must be clear, permanently fixed and made from non-toxic material. Information must conform with regional and/or national labelling regulations.
13.3 Reusable packaging material should be well cleaned and perfectly dried prior to use. No contamination should occur through reusing of bags.
13.4 Packaging materials must be stored in a clean and dry place that is free of pests and inaccessible to livestock and domestic animals. It must be guaranteed that no contamination of the product occurs by the use of packaging materials, particularly in the case of fibre bags.