scrap pad

Food Karma Alert

Food Karma Alert - blog on food safety issues. tries to give action items for every post. via megnut.

from the bottom of Food Karma Alert, for future reference:

Is there an identifier on organic foods?

Yes, produce in the supermarket has a PLU (price look up) code on it. Here's how to decode:

  • a 4 digit number (usually starting with the # 4), like 4011 is conventionally grown
  • a 5 digit number starting with a 9, like 94011 is organic
  • a 5 digit number starting with an 8, like 84011 is sourced from a genetically modified plant


who I am