The technical authors from HarvestPlus and a steering group formed of international experts in government, plant and crop sciences, grain procurement and academics were involved in the development of PAS 233.
The standard was sponsored by the Commercialization of Biofortified Crops (CBC) programme (a partnership between HarvestPlus and GAIN), which is funded by the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Government of the Netherlands.
HarvestPlus are global leaders in biofortification evidence, technology and scaling through commercialization, working to develop and promote vitamin and mineral rich biofortified food crops.
BSI facilitated the development of PAS 233.
The steering group was made up of various multidisciplinary representatives, with experts including nutritionists, agronomists, policymakers, food industry buyers, analytical specialists from academic, the public sector, government, and the food industry.