The formulation of this Philippine National Standard for Fresh Fruits – Pummelo, PNS/BAFPS 11:2004 was initially undertaken in July 2001 under the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS)’ Technical Assistance on Safety and Quality Standards Covering Products of High Value Commercial Crops, in view of the increasing demand of the commodity for the domestic and export markets.
In 2003, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) conducted series of technical reviews and public consultations nationwide on the draft standards for fresh pummelo fruits prior to its approval.
The Technical Committee and Sub-Committees of BAFPS organized through Special
Order No. 411, series of 2001 set the classification of fresh pummelo fruit based on their physical characteristics and current practices on production and trading.