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My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do numbers lie?

#4030.

If you want to buy Italian Kiwi Fruit, that's Price Look-Up code, or PLU, you'll need. Otherwise, you might be charged for homli fruit (#4300)!

Conventionally grown products will have a 4 digit PLU code.
Organic products will have a 5 digit code starting with the number 9.
Genetically engineered (GE or GMO) products will have a 5 digit code starting with the number 8.

My kiwi fruit was not organic.

For a complete list, look here International Federation for Produce Coding


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