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Facts behind the sticker on your fruits and vegetables

If you look at an apple, an orange or even an onion, you’ll see one of those funny oval stickers.  Have you ever wondered what those code numbers mean?  It’s called a PLU (Price Look Up) Code and it’s an international sticker with a code number that identifies the EXACT product being sold.

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.