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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).


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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.
Dr Hans Maurer

Presentations are available on the Forum webpages.

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