Objectives

Overall objectives of IFPS 

• In conjunction with stakeholders in the industry to improve the supply chain efficiency of the fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonised international standards.

• To act as a forum for comment and discussion on issues relating to international standards as they affect the produce industry.

• To make recommendations and advocate appropriate courses of action in relation to international standards that affect the produce industry.

• To develop, implement and manage an international standard for Price Look Up (PLU) numbers.

• The doing of all such other things as are incidental or conducive to attainment of these objectives.


Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors consists of:


Gry Sorensen, Norges Frukt-og Gronnsaksgrossisters Forbund (Norway) – Chair

Rebecca Lee, Canadian Horticultural Council - Vice Chair 

Ed Treacy, Produce Marketing Association (US)

Jane Proctor, Canadian Produce Marketing Association 

Richard Schouten, Fresh Produce Center (Netherlands)

Nigel Jenney, Fresh Produce Consortium (UK)

Dr. Hans Maurer, United Fresh New Zealand

Charif Christian Carvajal, ASOEX (Chile)

Tom Stenzel (Interim Board Member), United Fresh Produce Association (US)

Please refer to the press release (English, Spanish and
 French
) for further information. 

  

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IPFS News

Current PLU Applications Under Review

Current PLU Applications Under Review

The following new PLU applications are under review for the period of November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020. 

  • R10-45 APPLE
  • SK-20 ONION

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.

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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PLU Codes

 

To access the existing globally-used PLU codes for fresh produce, refer to the PLU codes search section of this site. If you are interested in applying for a new PLU code, please review the assignment criteria and application.

Because there is a limited, reserved range of numbers available for assignment of harmonised IFPS PLU codes, the codes used must be those listed in the database and designated as Retailer Assigned - they cannot be randomly chosen. Unassigned PLU codes are reserved explicitly for use by the IFPS Board in the assignment of new numbers. 

 

 

Blog

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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