May 17, 2021. The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (DA-BAFS), through the Technical Services Division (TSD) and in collaboration with the Technical Working Group (TWG) members from the academe, government institutions, and private sector organizations, has finally released the Illustrative Guide (IG) for PNS/BAFPS 13:2004 Fresh Fruits – Mangoes – Specifications. This endeavor is part of the Bureau’s commitment in promoting uniform understanding and interpretation of the PNS by translating the Philippine National Standards (PNS) into knowledge products leading to its increased adoption and efficient implementation.
In particular, the IG for Mangoes contains supplementary photographs and images to explain provisions on minimum requirements, classifications, pre-harvest and post-harvest defects, packaging, marking, and labelling. Through this IG, the Bureau aims to aid the Philippine Mango Industry, especially the farmers, in ensuring the quality of products in view of the increasing demand of mango not only for the domestic markets but for export as well.
The IG for PNS/BAFPS 13:2004 Fresh Fruits – Mangoes – Specifications is now available online and can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/IGMango2021. ###