PLU Number 9 for Organic

Ever wonder what that sticker is on your produce? It is the Price Look-Up Code, commonly called PLU codes. PLU codes are identification numbers attached to produce and other products in grocery stores and supermarkets. The purpose of PLU codes are to make checkout and inventory control faster and more accurate. The PLU code is either a four or five-digit number,

PLU codes can tell you a lot about the produce you are selecting, including whether or not it is organic or not.

  • Organic: If the produce is organic, it will start with a 9, followed by four digits.
  • GMO Produce: Genetically modified produce PLU codes start with 8 followed by four digits.
  • Non-GMO, Conventionally Grown: This type of produce has only four digits PLU’s.

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