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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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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. 



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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.”
 

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