HOW TO READ BAR CODES
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!
With many of the food and pet products now coming from China it is best to make sure you read labels at the grocery store, and especially Walmart when buying food products.
Many products no longer show where they were made, and only give where the distributor is located.
It is important to read the bar code to track it’s origin.
GREAT WAY TO “BUY USA & CANADA “ AND NOT FROM 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 .
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:
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.