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WATCH THE BAR CODES - 7/16/2009 6:10:49 AM   
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Borrowed ~ Thanks OP!

This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.


The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods".

Can you differentiate which one is made 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 businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA .
00 - 09 … USA & CANADA
30 - 37 … FRANCE
40 - 44 … GERMANY
47 ... Taiwan
49 … JAPAN
50 … UK

BUY USA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get!

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RE: WATCH THE BAR CODES - 10/7/2009 11:36:04 AM   
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that isn't 100% accurate.

quote:

Unfortunately, determination of product origins isn't quite as cut and dried as it's been made to sound here. The UPC-A bar code and its cousin, the European Article Number (EAN) bar code, incorporate two- or three-digit country codes, but what those country codes indicate is the country or economic region where a particular bar code was assigned, not necessarily the country where the product identified by that bar code originated.


that quote came from snopes which is a great site to go to sniff out whether or not things you are sent or told are true or not. can go to their site to read the whole thing.
 
RE: WATCH THE BAR CODES - 11/12/2009 2:19:56 PM   
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Thanks for the info... good to know.
 
RE: WATCH THE BAR CODES - 11/12/2009 4:35:59 PM   
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Thank you so much. I try to avoid China made products whenever possible.

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RE: WATCH THE BAR CODES - 3/5/2012 6:44:16 AM   
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