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Current PLU Applications Under Review

There are no PLU applications currently under review.

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 following PLU applications are currently under review.

IFORED R Series Apple

IFORED Y Series Apple

Ipador Apple

MAIA-L Apple

Sweet Pixie Plum

Sweetheart Onion

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


The following PLU applications are currently under review.

IFORED R Series Apple

New & Recently Added PLU Codes

New & Recently Added PLU Codes

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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.

PLU Sticker Ban Impact Letter

Across the globe, governments at all levels are examining the issue of plastics and the impact on the environment, which has led to various initiatives and, in some cases, legislation that seeks to find measures to mitigate this impact. Unfortunately, some countries have included the IFPS PLU stickers in bans without fully understanding the implications of doing so and the importance of this product identification scheme to the fresh produce sector. An impact letter was developed to help authorities understand these impacts and is available for use by industry around the globe. (PDF also available for download from the Sustainability tab.)

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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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IFPS was delighted with the response received by its first Global Forum “Global
Harmonisation of Fresh Produce Standards” at Fruit Logistica 2011 in Berlin.
The Forum consisted of six presentations on:
􀂃 Global Harmonisation of Good Agricultural Practices
􀂃 GS1 Traceability Guidelines in Practice
􀂃 The Challenges in integrating PLU-coding and Global Trade item Numbers
􀂃 Global Product Classification
􀂃 Development of a Global Cultivation Message
􀂃 Supply Chain Information Management in Practice
and was very well received by the industry professionals in attendance.

“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.”

The Forum has also resulted in several new membership requests being received from
various national produce associations.
Contact:
Dr Hans Maurer
Chair
IFPS
hmaurer@agrichain-centre.com


Presentations are available on the Forum webpages.

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