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How to Tell Where a Product is Made, by the Barcode - Buy USA First
Notoriously Conservative ^ | 06 09 09 | Notoriously Conservative

Posted on 06/09/2009 9:43:09 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative

Do you want to avoid buying products made in certain countries?

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.

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 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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: barcode; health; usa
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1 posted on 06/09/2009 9:43:10 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Excellent techie info! I will def. watch for this!


2 posted on 06/09/2009 9:45:08 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

People don’t look at the nutrician label. I can’t imagine people taking the time to fish around for a bar code. Although this is interesting information. I bet most of the food will be from China...lol.


3 posted on 06/09/2009 9:46:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Notoriously Conservative
Wrong.
4 posted on 06/09/2009 9:47:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Excellent!

Forwarding this link to all the C’s in my address book.

Thanks!


5 posted on 06/09/2009 9:47:48 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Question is does that mean the product was actually manufactured in the US or just packaged in the US?


6 posted on 06/09/2009 9:48:27 AM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Great info...Thanks!!


7 posted on 06/09/2009 9:48:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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WOW! I was searching on a pkg at walmart yesterday in the dog stuff area to find out where a rawhide chew was made...could only locate that the product was ‘managed’ or something by walmart. I do not want to buy products for my dogs that are made in foreign countries that may use unsafe preservatives or dyes, etc. Now I know to look at the BAR CODE.....THANK YOU SO MUCH. Good info!


8 posted on 06/09/2009 9:49:36 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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The first digits are the country of registration of the UPC, not the country of manufacture of the item. If the company has a single item manufactured in multiple countries it can have them all labeled with the same UPC.
9 posted on 06/09/2009 9:49:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: Domandred

I suppose it could mean either, but at least you are provided with half the story, instead of shopping totally blind.


10 posted on 06/09/2009 9:49:55 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative (http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s only partially wrong. The barcode is established by country of origin, so while you may find a UK barcode starting with 50, it may have been made in China. Either way, I would suspect that many US products will be 00.

I just purchased a high-dollar appliance for my home, and the barcode started with 691 and said “Made In China” on the side. Sadly, I believe one would be hard-pressed finding any electronics “Made in USA.”


11 posted on 06/09/2009 9:50:39 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Interesting!


12 posted on 06/09/2009 9:52:37 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Are you sure this is right?

I’m looking at a book right now with the bar code 9 780805078046 51700

And on the frontis page it says “Printed in U.S.A.”

I’m also looking at a bottle of Sanford brand white out with the bar code 0 4154028400 0 and on the bottle it says “Made in Thailand”.

You had better check your facts.


13 posted on 06/09/2009 9:52:38 AM PDT by Parmenio
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Most outrageous. I purchase some picture frames with a tiny label attached that said Milano.

When I peeled that label off there it was.....CHINA.

They send us poisoned products, and they LIE.


14 posted on 06/09/2009 9:53:50 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: rarestia

“I just purchased a high-dollar appliance for my home, and the barcode started with 691 and said “Made In China” on the side. Sadly, I believe one would be hard-pressed finding any electronics “Made in USA.”

My sister is remodeling her kitchen and told me that pretty much Bosch was the only one for appliances still in USA. I haven’t checked it out but will when we start building our new house . . . whenever that might be.


15 posted on 06/09/2009 9:55:41 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (I'm passin' out ass whuppin's and lollipops and I'm all out of lollipops.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

What is your source for this information?


16 posted on 06/09/2009 9:55:48 AM PDT by themoralcompass
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To: Parmenio

The bar code represents the country of origin, not necessarily where it was manufactured. Just learned that. The site has been updated to reflect that.


17 posted on 06/09/2009 9:55:54 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative (http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com)
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To: Notoriously Conservative
Full list plus some explanatory information.

GS1 Prefixes do not provide identification of country of origin for a given product. They simply provide number capacity to different countries for assignment from that location to companies who apply. Those companies in turn may manufacture products anywhere in the world.

18 posted on 06/09/2009 9:55:57 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: themoralcompass

http://www.adams1.com/upccode.html


19 posted on 06/09/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative (http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com)
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I just picked up a package of batteries. Made in China 0457...

Here’s a Quick link for a chain. Made in China 0817...

And a pair of wire strippers. Made in China 0320...

so, you can’t tell squat from the barcode.


20 posted on 06/09/2009 10:03:12 AM PDT by SandWMan (Even if you can't legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
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