Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Reading bar-codes, interesting!!!!

Saw this on Faceebook had to share (it is from Useful info):


An Information Must share 

HOW TO READ BAR CODES...(everyone must know) 

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 supermarket and especially when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. The whole world is concerned about China-made "black-hearted goods".

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ? The world is also concerned about GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods; steroid fed animals (ex: 45 days old broiler chicken).

It is important to read the bar code to track its origin. How to read Bar Codes....interesting !

If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .
If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 00-09 then it's made or sourced in USA.

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:
890......MADE IN INDIA
690, 691, 692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 - 09 ... USA and CANADA
30 - 37 ... FRANCE
40 - 44 ... GERMANY
471 ........ Taiwan
49 .......... JAPAN
50 .......... UK 

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Hope you found this enlightening!!

Alice M
alicem@fortheloveofalicesfamily.com


3 comments:

  1. I found this fascinating and most educational! I'm definitely going to be looking at barcodes much more closely now. Thanks so much :)

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  2. This information is going right into my little book that I make my grocery lists from. Great information!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Just curious, I wonder if there is such a list to check out cosmetics or would these codes apply also?

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this Alice!! I am writing this down!

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