The Produce Marketing Association and the International Federation For Produce Standards have approved a new Price Look-Up number (3488) assigned to red mangoes size 7 and larger.
Due to growth in the retail mango movement, retailers are more willing to carry a variety of mango sizes at the same time, according to a news release from the National Mango Board.
The PMA received a form request for a new PLU code from multiple retailers and mango shippers, according to the release. The National Mango Board then conducted a survey to ensure widespread retailer and industry support and, based on the data collected, voted to move forward with the application.
The new PLU Code (3488) changes PLU code (4959) to red mangoes size 8 to 10, according to the release. The new PLU code has been added to the international mango database and is available for immediate use.