OBJECTIVES

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.

IFPS NEWS

PLU Sticker Ban Impact Letter

Across the globe, governments at all levels are examining the issue of plastics and the impact on the environment, which has led to various initiatives and, in some cases, legislation that seeks to find measures to mitigate this impact. Unfortunately, some countries have included the IFPS PLU stickers in bans without fully understanding the implications of doing so and the importance of this product identification scheme to the fresh produce sector. An impact letter was developed to help authorities understand these impacts and is available for use by industry around the globe. (PDF also available for download from the Sustainability tab.)

IFPS Launches Mobile Web App for PLU Codes

May 2021 - With over 1,500 price look-up codes (PLUs) now in use around the globe, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has launched a user-friendly web app to help users from across the supply chain to source PLUs. The launch of the web app comes at a time when the demand for the voluntary codes, used for price identification at retail point of sale for fresh produce items that are sold individually, is increasing in North America, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and more recently, Brazil.

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.
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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. 

 

 

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