Product Identification Committee

The Product Identification Committee has the following members:

J. Proctor, CPMA (Chair)
F. Costa, GS1 Brazil

M. Sadiwnyk, GS1 Canada

D. Clark, GS1 Canada

I. Chatagnier, GS1 France

G. Rowe, GS1 Global

F. Palafox, GS1 Mexico

J. Hirata Jimenez, GS1 Mexico
S. Pielaat, GS1 Netherlands

C. D'Allacco, PMA

L. Scarr, CPMA

M. Wishart, GS1 Australia

K. Kirschner, Sinclair

D. Vache, UFPA
R. Lee, Horticulture Council of Canada
R. Bennett, PMA Australia New Zealand

N. Jenney, Fresh Produce UK

G. Sorensen, NFGF

J. den Engelse, Frug I Com
H. Maurer, United Fresh New Zealand
E. Treacy, PMA
S. Thomas, Fresh Produce UK
M. Southall, GS1 US
E. Araya, ASOEX


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PLU Code Transition - Leading Digit '8'
As the adoption of price look-up (PLU) codes gain further traction in the produce industry, the IFPS has committed to transitioning the previously unused prefix '8' to accommodate an increase in varieties of fresh produce items as they enter the market. Please refer to the press release (English, Spanish and French) for further information. Additional information can also be found in this article which is an extract from the October 2015 Fresh Magazine issue published by PMA. 

Please refer to the press release (English and
 French) for further information. 

IFPS Color Code List


This color code list contains the colors to be used for fresh produce when implementing data standards and data synchronization. This list is maintained by the IFPS.

About IFPS Product Identification Committee


Purpose of the Committee


  •  Facilitate the development of global product identification standards for use and adoption within the global produce industry
  • Identify all global Produce Product Identification initiatives currently underway
  • Align all global industry Product Identification initiatives by identifying and communicating gaps and overlaps between global initiatives
  • Monitor, guide and promote standards for product identification for use within the global produce industry
  • Develop produce specific GS1 change requests where required

Product Identification

Improving supply chain efficiencies from the field to the consumer helps ensure that the right product gets to the right place at the right time. Designed to assist the produce industry to learn how to identify their products along the supply chain, an e-Learning module is now available to help make one of the sometimes most confusing supply chain processes easier to understand. Produce Identification in the Fresh Produce Industry was developed for all industry participants to gain foundational knowledge on this subject. 



PLU Codes




To access the existing globally-used PLU codes for fresh produce, refer to the PLU codes search section of this site. If you are interested in applying for a new PLU code, please review the assignment criteria and application.

** A new PLU application has been posted.  Please ensure you are completing the current PLU application updated August 2016. **