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. 

  

Members of IFPS

IPFS News

IFPS Roundtable at 4th EU Fresh Info Forum

IFPS Roundtable at 4th EU Fresh Info Forum

In connection with the 4th EU Fresh Info Forum - the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is arranging a Roundtable discussion/update to share knowledge on the development of Sustainability in different countries.

PLU labels for Australian Mangoes

PLU labels for Australian Mangoes

Implementation of Mango PLU labels to incorporate GS1 DataBar for loose product traceability and scannability.
Save the Date: EU Fresh Info Forum

Save the Date: EU Fresh Info Forum

The EU FRESH INFO FORUM is back!

New Blog on Blockchain

Blockchain: Myth or Salvation? Dr. Hans Maurer, the New Zealand IFPS Director and chair of the Chain Information Management Committee, discusses the impact of blockchain technology on the fresh produce industry and the importance of information standards. Read it here.

PLU Codes in the Spotlight

PLU codes have been put in the spotlight in Canada. Yesterday, CBC News published an article on PLU codes called 'What those little stickers on fruits and vegetables are for". The article goes deeper into what PLU codes are and why they are used. 

Read the article

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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).


IFPS Members




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