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IFPS Roundtable at 4th EU Fresh Info Forum

IFPS Roundtable at 4th EU Fresh Info Forum

In connection with the 4th EU Fresh Info Forum - the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is arranging a Roundtable discussion/update to share knowledge on the development of Sustainability in different countries.

PLU labels for Australian Mangoes

PLU labels for Australian Mangoes

Implementation of Mango PLU labels to incorporate GS1 DataBar for loose product traceability and scannability.
Save the Date: EU Fresh Info Forum

Save the Date: EU Fresh Info Forum

The EU FRESH INFO FORUM is back!

New Blog on Blockchain

Blockchain: Myth or Salvation? Dr. Hans Maurer, the New Zealand IFPS Director and chair of the Chain Information Management Committee, discusses the impact of blockchain technology on the fresh produce industry and the importance of information standards. Read it here.

PLU Codes in the Spotlight

PLU codes have been put in the spotlight in Canada. Yesterday, CBC News published an article on PLU codes called 'What those little stickers on fruits and vegetables are for". The article goes deeper into what PLU codes are and why they are used. 

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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).

 


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The first week of June the Board of Directors of IFPS is meeting in Oslo. A special welcome for the host Oddmund Ostebo, as it is the last meeting of Oddmund. He is retiring at Frukt- og Grønnsakgrossistenes Servicekontor. 

The Board of Directors would like to thank Oddmund; not only for almost 10 years of being active for IFPS., but also for his vision for the need to found the association.

 

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The Produce Traceability Initiative is moving forward in the USA by implementing Standard Crate labels for Track & Trace in fresh produce. During the PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans, IFPS offers you the opportunity to learn more about PTI in practice. 

On Tuesday 15th October, IFPS has arranged a visit to Associated Grocers, Inc. – Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where you will be updated on PTI in practice in this retail distribution centre, followed by visits to other retailers. 

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IFPS would like to congratulate Jane Proctor with winning the award "Best ambassador of Canadian industry". Read the whole interview

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The board of IFPS had their Spring meeting in Brussels. On the first day a visit was planned to Dole. The IFPS board got a tour through the traceability chain of Dole. 

IFPS would like to thank Dole, Capestan, Belfruco and Belgium New Fruit Wharf for their hospitality. 

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During the global working session Fresh Produce Standards in Venlo  Septem-ber 2012 an European GS1 Fruit & Vegetables Working Group has been initiat-ed. This group, GS1 in Europe - Fruit & Vegetables GS1 standards deployment in Europe, was set up to ensure a harmonised implementation of the GS1 Sys-tem in the fruit and vegetables sector. Apart from European GS1 organizations, major industry associations like the International Federation for Produce Stand-ards (IFPS), Freshfel Europe , Frug I Com,  important user companies from the retailer and supplier communities are key stakeholders of the working group. 

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IFPS is pleased to announce its second global forum to be held at Fruit Logistica on the 9th of February 2012.  The IFPS forum “Global Harmonization of Fresh Produce Standards” will be held during the trade fair in the Hall Forum, and is free to all Fruit Logistica attendees.  Several international speakers will update the global fresh produce industry on what is happening with respect to Food Safety, Product Identification and Supply Chain Information Management. 

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During the second Global Forum at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin the speakers in Fresh Produce will update you about the developments, use and opportunities of standards for food safety, product identification and chain information management around the globe. 

45 minutes on Food safety
What is the state of the art in standardization and harmonization of food safety standards? What are the challenges for the fresh produce chain in this? Would a standard Tracking & Tracing have helped in the EHEC-crisis? What are the demands of retailers on Tracking & Tracing for tomorrow?

30 minutes on Product ID & Chain Information Management
What is the status of implementation of the Databar in Fresh Produce Retailing? What does this mean for Fresh Chain Information Management? Can you connect producer to the consumer with this new standard? What are than the challenges?

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The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has been granted Observer Status as an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, providing the produce industry a focal point for interaction regarding global produce standards with the commission. 

The news came shortly after the IFPS held its annual meeting May 24 in Rotterdam, in which Board members reviewed progress over the past year and set work plans for committees addressing Product Identification, Information Management, and Food Safety standards. 

During the meeting, immediate past Chairman Hans Maurer, United Fresh New Zealand, and Vice Chairman Oddmund Estebo, Norges Frukt-og Gronnsaksgrossisters Forbund, Norway, were recognized for their past two years of leadership.  Elected as the new Chairman of IFPS was Tom Stenzel, United Fresh Produce Association, US; Harrij Schmeitz, Frug I Com, The Netherlands, was elected Vice Chairman.

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“Feedback received confirmed that as an industry, we are not only global but are
indeed having to cope with identical problems within our global trading activities,
regardless of where in the world we are located,” says Dr Hans Maurer, IFPS Chair.
“Fruit Logistica and IFPS are now in a dialogue to determine how we can intensify our
cooperation at AsiaFruit Logistica 2011, Fruit Logistica 2012, and beyond. We thank Fruit Logistica for its support to date.”
 

Presentations are available on the Forum webpages.

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