How to Decode PLU Stickers on Produce

Jul 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

Those pesky PLU code stickers that you have to peel off your fruit and vegetables do more than just convey prices to the cashier. If you know how to read them, says Marion Owen at, they can tell you a thing or two.

Conventional produce gets a four-digit number.

Organic produce gets a five-digit number that starts with 9.

Genetically modified items also get a five-digit code, but that code starts with 8.

via How to Decode PLU Stickers on Produce | Serious Eats.

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