IFPS News Search


Current PLU Applications Under Review

Current PLU Applications Under Review


The following PLU applications are currently under review:

  • Pitahaya - Red Flesh

Please contact plu@ifpsglobal.com if you have any questions.

New & Recently Added PLU Codes

New & Recently Added PLU Codes

Here you can find the new and recently added PLU codes.

PLU Database Now Available in Four Languages

IFPS is pleased to announce that the PLU commodity database is now available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

2022 IFPS Sustainability Symposium

November 10, 2022, 11:00 AM EST - 2:30 PM EST




Getting Blockchain Ready : Three Conceptual Overhaul Suggestions

By Dr. Hans Maurer, New Zealand IFPS Director and chair of the Chain Information Management Committee

In my earlier comment piece entitled "Blockchain: myth or salvation?", I touched upon the need for a conceptual overhaul in the way our industry works to give Blockchain technology a chance to succeed. 

Three suggestions for such an overhaul are the need to accept GS1 standards as an integral part of product and grower identification; to settle upon an appropriate and consistent procurement strategy and then stick to it; and, to adopt the 7th Principle of Supply Chain Management (Anderson et al, 1997).


News archive



NO Image:
This week, the Board of Directors of IFPS will be in Canada to get updated on the latest developments in Canadian fresh produce at the CPMA. After this week's events, the Board will hold a meeting on Foodsafety, Product Identification and Supply Chain issues. 

[Read the rest of this article...]

Posted in: Foodsafety
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |

The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is pleased to advise that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has registered IFPS as a liaison with the committee for ISO/T 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety.
This liaison means that IFPS will be able to contribute to the process of the ongoing
development of this ISO Standard. This gives IFPS members a voice in a process that affects the industry they represent.

IFPS Chairman Dr Hans Maurer (United Fresh New Zealand) said “The work ISO does in the
area of Standards development is critical in today’s global market – particularly in the area
of food safety. For IFPS to be able to participate in this process can only enhance the
robustness of Standards applicable in the fresh produce industry in years to come.”

[Read the rest of this article...]

Posted in: Foodsafety
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |