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Join forces internationally to improve the Fruit and Vegetables supply chain by data standardization

Join forces internationally to improve the Fruit and Vegetables supply chain by data standardization

April 12, 2021 - IFPS, the International Federation for Produce Standards, representing produce associations from around the globe, wants to improve the supply chain efficiency of the fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonised international data standards. "Sustainability and food safety are focus areas of our organization in standardizing the increasing data driven demands," said Rebecca Lee, IFPS Chair. 

To mark the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, IFPS is exploring how to ensure that fruits and vegetables are well represented throughout the discussions leading up to and during the UN Global Food Systems Summit, to be held in September or October. "We seek collaboration with like-minded organizations to amplify the effect of any initiatives the IFPS member organizations and our respective members undertake as part of efforts around the International Year,” Rebecca Lee noted. 
Current PLU Applications Under Review

Current PLU Applications Under Review

The following PLU applications are currently under review for the May 1 - July 31 review period:

C37 Tangerine aka Noble Juicy Crunch®

CN121 Apple small aka SugarBee®

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.

IFPS Announces Release of Implementation of GS1 DataBar for the Global Fresh Produce Industry

On January 21, 2021, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), in collaboration with the industry and GS1 organizations, released the Implementation of GS1 DataBar for the Global Fresh Produce Industry.

New PLU Application

Effective January 2021, 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.
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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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On Thursda,y 8 September 2011, IFPS is organising the First Regional Forum at Asia Fruit Logistica Hong Kong.

In this first meeting, IFPS will update the Asian Fresh Produce Industry on the progress in standardisation in Fresh produce.



With this Forum, IPFS invites produce leaders in Asia to share their perspectives on industry needs and practices. We also invite Fresh Produce & Trade Associations in Asia to join IFPS.

More info in the invitation or on the special webpages.

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“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.”
 

Presentations are available on the Forum webpages.

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The registration for the first IFPS Forum is now open at the Forum-pages on this webiste. Here you also find complete information of the program, speakers and the download of the invitation.

See the Forum Pages.

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The IFPS Board in London this Spring decided to organise the First Global IFPS Forum at the Fruit Logsitica in Berlin. For more info see Forum.

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