Seed Inspection & Certification

The Agricultural Commissioner, in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), carries out most inspection and enforcement activities under the California Seed Law (Section 52288, California Food and Agricultural Code) to verify the accuracy and accessibility of seed label statements as to variety and type, purity, and germination of seed. Enforcement of the California Seed Law regarding marketing and labeling helps ensure that consumers receive the desired product and do not incur costs of time, money and resources resulting from poor seed quality.