How To Read Barcodes On Food Boxes And Cans

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” BECAUSETHEY EAT ANYTHING and would like others to follow after them (Chinese).

You need to 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 … MADE IN CHINA*

00 – 09 … USA & CANADA

30 – 37 … FRANCE

40 – 44 … GERMANY

471 …….. Taiwan

45 or 49 ……..JAPAN

489………..HONG KONG

50 ………. UK

57 ………DENMARK

64……….FINLAND

76………SWITZERLAND and LIENCHTENSTIEN

471……… is Made in TAIWAN

628………SAUDI ARABIA

629………UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

740……….745 – CENTRAL AMERICA

All 480 Codes are Made in the PHILIPPINES.

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