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Latest PLU-Codes News  
New & Recently Added PLU codes by c.steffens
Here you can find the new and recently added PLU codes.
Updated Bilingual PLU List version March 2014 by c.steffens

Here you can find the updated Bilingual French-English PLU list version March 2014

 TitleModified DateSize (Kb) 
PLU User Guide7/23/2014742.28Download
PLU Application Form7/23/2014572.44Download
Bilingual French - English PLU Codes List12/4/2012794.63Download
Product Look Up Codes  

PLU codes have been used by supermarkets since 1990 to make check-out and inventory control easier, faster and more accurate. PLU codes are used to identify bulk produce (and related items such as nuts and herbs). They tell the supermarket cashier whether an apple is a conventionally grown Fuji apple which may sell for $1.29 per pound versus an organically grown Fuji apple which may sell for $2.29 per pound. IFPS is the global organization that assigns PLU codes to produce items.

Each user of the Price Look Up (PLU) Codes assumes all risk and responsibility for their use. 
Use of PLU Codes is with the understanding that IFPS accepts no liability whatsoever for
any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages of whatever kind resulting from whatever

cause throug
h the use of the PLU Codes or any information therein, even if IFPS has been

advised of the possibility of such damages.

PLU Application Procedure  

For applying a new PLU-code you have to follow the applicatrion procedure.

Hereby you have to consier the following criteria:

1. Commodity
Product must be a fresh fruit or vegetable, loose or bunched, sold by weight or by the unit, in an unprocessed form and sold at retail stores.
Note: Peeled or pre-cut fruits and vegetables are considered as processed product, and, as such, will
not be assigned a PLU code for use in the fresh fruit & vegetable department.

2. Variety
The product variety must be widely recognized – for example, Granny Smith apple is distinct from another variety of apple, such as Golden Delicious. Separate codes are assigned to varieties because they are potentially sold at different prices.
Note: If the item you are requesting a new standard code for is similar to an item that is currently assigned a code (i.e. requesting new code for Round Eggplant and Eggplant is currently assigned a code), please attach an explanation of why your item is unique from the item that already has been assigned a code.

3. Retail Support
Support letter from at least three different retail companies, each operating 25 or more stores. Companies signing the support letter must be utilizing IFPS PLU’s in their retail operations.

4. Countries
List of countries where product is marketed. (Product must be marketed in more than one country.)

5. Regional Review
Applications may be reviewed at a regional or national level before advancing to the IFPS
Board for final assessment.

All requests for a new PLU code should be submitted in writing using the appropriate form available here.

More info in the User Guide.