HOW TO READ BAR CODES… (Very good to know)
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.
I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now… I am busy reading the ingredients…Boy, shopping is a full time job!!!
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY–NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK— CAREFULLY!
With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and especially Wal-Mart, when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they originated, only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code to track its origin. This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it is a concern to you.
A GREAT WAY TO “BUY USA & CANADA” AND NOT FROM CHINA!!
The whole world is afraid of China-made “black hearted goods”. Can you differentiate which one originates in Taiwan or China?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA… 471 is MADE IN TAIWAN.
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.
Nowadays, Chinese executives know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they do not show the country that produced it. However, you may now refer to the barcode – remember if the first three digits are:
690-692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 – 09 … Made in the USA & CANADA
30 – 37 … Made in FRANCE
40 – 44 … Made in GERMANY
471 … MADE IN TAIWAN
49 … Made in JAPAN
50 … Made in UK
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get!
Submitted by Charles Pickens. Thank you for sending this to enlighten our Community.