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2022 IFPS Sustainability Symposium

November 10, 2022, 11:00 AM EST - 2:30 PM EST

Current PLU Applications Under Review

Current PLU Applications Under Review

 

There are currently no PLU applications under review.

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.

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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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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