Produce Codes


Just a quickie today.  Have you ever wondered what those produce codes on the fruits/veggies mean?  I was thinking about yesterday while in the local Harry Tweeter and though I’d do a quick scan today to see what I could come up with. So here goes:

  • Organic produce stickers start with a 9 and have 5 numbers
  • Conventional produce has 4 numbers
  • GM (genetically modified) produce have 5 numbers like organic produce but start with the number 8 so be particularly cautious of those fruits and vegetables

I found this little gem of info on the Green Mom Review site.  I’ve never seen her site before but looks to be pretty helpful so be sure to bookmark and visit when you can!

Naturally yours, Dallas