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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 is pleased to announce its second global forum to be held at Fruit Logistica on the 9th of February 2012.  The IFPS forum “Global Harmonization of Fresh Produce Standards” will be held during the trade fair in the Hall Forum, and is free to all Fruit Logistica attendees.  Several international speakers will update the global fresh produce industry on what is happening with respect to Food Safety, Product Identification and Supply Chain Information Management. 

The forum is aimed at business directors and company managers involved in the global supply of fresh produce from grower to retailer and all points in between, including packhouse, logistics, warehouse, transport, and IT.  The forum will include sessions on Food Safety, Product Identification and Supply Chain Information Management. 

The guest speakers are from all over the world and will update you on different subjects. J. Vooijs ( FresQ) will update you on Food Safety; EHEC. Ph. Binard (Freshfel) and P. Hardman ( Fruit South Africa ) will help you to answer the question whether standardization and harmonization of Food Safety standards will help the fresh produce industry. Furthermore, C. Harris ( Director of Business Development-Sourcing, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.)  will update you on creating comprehensive case Tracking through use of GS1 Standards. Product Identification and Chain Information Management; safer fresh food and opportunities to connect farmers to the customers will be presented by G. Rowe (GS1) and J. Stroeken (Groentenfruit bureau Holland)

The forum will be conducted in English, with translation services available in French, German and Spanish.
Make sure you can attend this forum by register yourself on the website.

Click here for more information.

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