All You Need To Know About The Stickers On Products You Purchase

TipHeroPublished: March 19, 201890,757 views
Published: March 19, 2018

At least once a week we all have a tendency and the need to hit the local supermarket for fresh groceries. Whether it is fruit or vegetables we buy we don't really consider what we are buying nor do we look into the product just a step further. Do you happen to know those stickers that are stuck onto whether it is an apple or an orange or a lemon. For the most of us those sticker might represent the distributor and as we all know are not eatable so we quickly tear them off so we can enjoy whatever it is that we have chosen to eat.

Well, even though these sticker do have their distributors name on it, they also consist of a code which signifies whether or not these eatables are all natural or have been genetically modified. What this means is that in the genetically modified food they use chemicals to induce the size of the food, whether fruit or vegetable, and take it out of harms way from pesticides and other organisms that eat away at it and make it rotten which lead to the farmer loosing money.

Now, this guys have created a simple video from which you can learn all you need to know about the product you are buying. You know those stickers on your apples and bananas? They tell us more than what type of orange you're buying; they also clue you in to how your produce was grown.

Take a look as you are bound to learn a lot more than you know now concerning the products you buy. Enjoy!

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      frcn ยท 2 weeks ago

      According to the IFPS document here: What happened to the prefix ‘8’ previously designated to identify GMO produce items? As the adoption of PLU codes has gained traction, the IFPS has committed to transitioning the previously unused ‘8’ prefix to accommodate an increase in varieties of fresh produce items as they enter the market. Though the ‘8’ prefix (83000-84999) was once reserved for GMO produce items, the prefix as never used at retail. Stripping the prefix of this particular designation will yield one thousand additional PLU codes to be used in future years. The 83000 series will be reserved for conventionally grown items where the 84000 series will designate the corresponding organic item. Do the individual numbers in the PLU code indicate anything? PLU codes are simply business tools used for inventory control, accurate price rings at the register and data to inform retailers what customers are purchasing. The codes are not intended to convey information to consumers. The prefix ‘9’ in front of a 4-digit standard PLU code is used to identify organically grown items, however, to be sure the item is a certified organic product, one should look for the USDA organic seal on the product. To identify a specific growing method for a produce item, consumers should consult their produce managers at their retail stores.