The formulation of this PNS/BAFPS 16:2005, Philippine National Standard for Vegetables - Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck) – Grading and classification, was initially drafted by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) with reference to US Standards for Grades of Broccoli (1997) and CBT Product Grades, Packaging, Storage and Seasonality (1994).
This standard was reviewed by the BAFPS’ Technical Committee prior to its presentation in a public consultation in the three major islands of the country. Comments from the stakeholders were carefully evaluated and were inputted accordingly in the final draft.
The Technical Committee created by BAFPS for this purpose was composed of experts from DA-AMAS, DA-NAFC, PHTRC-UPLB, IPB-UPLB and the Vegetables Growers Association.