The formulation of this Philippine National Standard for Carrots, PNS/BAFPS 38:2006 was initially drafted by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) with reference to US Standards for Grades of Carrots (1987), Canadian Grades and Standards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (1997), Food Terminal Inc. Quality and Grade Specifications for Carrots (1981) 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 Baguio City, the major producer of this commodity. Comments from the stakeholders were carefully evaluated and were inputted accordingly in the draft.
The Technical Committee created by BAFPS for this purpose was composed of experts
from BSU-Benguet, BPI-NCRDC, DA-AMAS, DA-NAFC, PHTRC-UPLB, IPB-UPLB and the Vegetables Growers Association.