The formulation of this Philippine National Standard for Head Lettuce, PNS/BAFPS 19:2005 was initially drafted by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) with reference to Philippine Trade Standard Specification for Head Lettuce (1968); Food Terminal Inc. Quality and Grade Specifications for Head Lettuce (1981); US Standards for Grades of Head Lettuce (1997) and CBT Product Grades, Packaging, Storage and Seasonality (1994).
It was reviewed by the BAFPS’ Technical Committee and was publicly consulted to three main islands of the Philippines together with Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower. Comments from the stakeholders were considered prior to its approval.
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 Associations.