1. "East" and "West" Regions in N. America
East refers to items grown east of the Mississippi River in the U.S. or east of the Ontario/Manitoba border in Canada.
West refers to items grown west of the Mississippi River in the U.S. or west of the Ontario/Manitoba border in Canada (unless otherwise noted viz APPLES, GRAPEFRUIT, ORANGES)
NB refers to all items grown outside N. America (i.e., Rest of World [ROW]) irrespective of whether it is exported to N. America, or elsewhere worldwide, or sold within national borders and must be used:
● where only one number is provided, use that number
● where "East" and "West" are both provided, use the ""West"
It is most important that produce items exported from outside N. America (i.e., ROW) are coded with the appropriate "West" number.
2. Size Specifications
At the beginning of each section where two or more sizes (e.g., Small and Large) are assigned to an item (e.g., variety) size specifications are provided:
North America Rest of World
Small: 100 size and smaller * Average fruit weight < 150g **
Large: 88 size and larger * Average fruit weight > 150g **
Extra Large : 64 size and larger* Average fruit weight > 285g**
* The size (count 100 or 88) refers to the number of fruits/vegetables in a standard box most commonly in use in N. America
** Average fruit/vegetable weight or diameter is not a minimum weight or diameter, but the average weight or diameter of the items contained in the box irrespective of its size (capacity)
3. Global Codes and Size Specifications
Global codes and size specifications are listed on the left-hand side of the PLU list.
4. Regional Codes and Size Specifications
Regional Codes are on the right-hand side of the PLU list.
A-P = Asia-Pacific Region
EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa Region
LA = Latin North America Region
NA = North America Region (Canada & USA)
Unless otherwise stated, the size specifications are the same as the global size specification shown at the beginning of the section.