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New & Recently Added PLU Codes

New & Recently Added PLU Codes

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

Current PLU Applications Under Review

Current PLU Applications Under Review

There are no new PLU applications received for processing at this time.

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

POLICY STATEMENT: IFPS Supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability is high on the agenda in most countries. The UN's sustainable development goals represent the world's joint work plan for eradicating poverty, combating inequality and addressing climate change by 2030.

NEW PLU Application

NEW PLU Application

Effective January 2019, a new PLU application has been released for use. Please ensure you use the current PLU application when filing to request a new PLU code. 

IFPS Roundtable Discussions on Sustainability

IFPS Roundtable Discussions on Sustainability

Next week, the first International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) Roundtable discussions on sustainability will take place at GroentenFruit Huis (NL). Chair, Gry Søresen (Norway), and co-host, Daan van Empel (the Netherlands), will lead an international exchange of sustainability knowledge from around the globe. 

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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 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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