A proposal has been made to the VBN Steering Group to add to the current product specification the option to make the supply of bunches of 25 stems and grading code L11 (number of stems per bunch) mandatory, after a 3-month implementation period. This proposal was accepted by the VBN Steering Group.
From 1 September 2016 the option will be added to make bunches of 25. The grading code L11 (number of stems per bunch) will be recommended from 1 September 2016 and made mandatory from 1 December 2016. The following condition will be added to the product specification.
Tanacetum parthenium should:
• be supplied in bunches of 5 stems;
• be bundled in bundles of 5 bunches (25 stems);
• be packed in a sleeve.
• be supplied in bunches of 25 stems;
• each bunch of 25 stems should be packaged in a sleeve.
Suppliers have to enter the grading code L11 (number of stems per bunch) themselves to position 5 in their EDF software package.