UPC Random Weight Perishables

Innovation Gave Us the Barcode. What Will It Do For Food Waste?U.P.C. random weight perishables standardized numbers are administered by trade associations responsible for the commodity group These standardized numbers are also referred to as PLUs (Price Look-Up codes) and random weight U.P.C.'s (Universal Product Codes). If you need further information on the number assignments, please contact the association with responsibility for the commodity group or range in which you are interested. If you have questions of a more general nature, you can contact FMI Information Service


RangeCategoryNumber Association
0000-0575Turkey 576National Turkey Federation
0576-0999, 8900-8999Poultry524 National Chicken Council
1000-2629Beef 1,700National Cattlemen's Beef Association
2630-2909Veal 270National Cattlemen's Beef Association
2910-3159Lamb 200American Lamb Board
3160-3969Pork 830National Pork Board
3970-3999Miscellaneous 30National Cattlemen's Beef Association
4000-4010UCC Reserved 11Uniform Code Council
4011-4959Produce 949Produce Electronic Identification Board
4960-4999Photo 40Photo Marketing Assn. Int'l
5000-5550Cheese 551Int'l Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn.
5551-5569, 7600-7999, 9676-9999 Bakery743 Int'l Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn.
5570-7599Dairy-Deli 2030Int'l Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn.
8000-8899, 9000-9675Seafood1576 National Fisheries Institute

Managing Associations for Category Ranges

American Lamb Board
6300 East Hampden Avenue
Suite 2160
Denver, CO 80222
866/327-5262 (toll free)
7887 Washington Village Drive
Suite 300
Dayton, OH 45459
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
9110 E. Nichols Avenue #300
Centennial, Colorado 80112
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association
636 Science Drive
Madison, WI 53711

National Turkey Federation
1225 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Produce Electronic Identification Board
1500 Casho Mill Road
PO Box 6036
Newark, DE 19714-6036

National Broiler Council
1155 - 15th Street NW #614
Washington, DC 20005
Photo Marketing Association International
3000 Picture Place
Jackson, MI 49201

National Fisheries Institute
1901 N Ft. Meyer Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22209
National Pork Board
1776 NW 114th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50325