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Small Numbers with a Big Meaning

Posted by on Mon, Jul 01, 2013

You may find the little stickers on your produce a bit annoying and hard to peel off, but they do have a huge purpose- and it’s not to just to speed you through the check-out line. In fact, that number is telling you a whole lot more.

How to Tell What You are Buying

If  the first number of the five digit PLU (price look-up) code is 9, it means that the produce was grown organically.  For example, if the barcode reads 94663, then it is organic because it has 5 digits and starts with a 9.

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Tags: produce barcodes, organic food, holistic nutrition