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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 Produce Traceability Initiative is moving forward in the USA by implementing Standard Crate labels for Track & Trace in fresh produce. During the PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans, IFPS offers you the opportunity to learn more about PTI in practice. 

On Tuesday 15th October, IFPS has arranged a visit to Associated Grocers, Inc. – Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where you will be updated on PTI in practice in this retail distribution centre, followed by visits to other retailers. 

Programme

8:30 am Depart                 New Orleans (venue to be confirmed)

10:00 am -  Arrival           Associated Grocers, Inc. – Baton Rouge facility.

10:00 – 10:45 am               Presentation on PTI – Ed Treacy, Vice President, Supply Chain Efficiencies, Produce Marketing Association

10:45  - 11:00 am               Overview of Associated Grocers, Inc. – Randy Fletcher of AGBR

11:00 – 12:30 pm             Tour of AGBR facility focusing on the PTI inbound and outbound processes.

12:30 – 1:30 pm               Lunch 

1:30 pm – 6:00 pm           Visit 1 or 2 retail store tours en route back to New Orleans.  

 
Participation
Participating in the tour is free. Registering in advance is needed. This can be done by sending an e-mail to steffens@frugicom.nl ( Frug I Com – IFPS Communications Committee ).

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