Bar Codes (GOOD TO KNOW)
Very good info! I'm not buying
anything else Made in China. We had 2 foreign exchange students from
China living with us & they always checked bar codes. They would put
some things down and say 'no good - not same as in China' When we asked
them about that later, they said China sends the inferior things to the
U.S.A., for what its worth.
Bar Codes Identify Country of Origin -
Be Sure to Check Them
The whole world is scared of
China-made 'black hearted goods'. Can you differentiate which one is
made in the USA ,
Philippines , Taiwan or China ?
For example, the first 3 digits of the bar code reflect the country code
where the product was made.
All bar codes that start with 690,
691, 692, thru 695 are MADE IN CHINA.
Bar code items starting with 471 are
Made in Taiwan like this one:
Chinese businessmen know that American
consumers don't prefer products 'Made in China ', so they don't show
from which country it originates any longer.
However, you may now refer to the
barcode. Remember if the first 3 digits are in the range 690-695, then
it is Made in China .
00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland & Lienchtenstein
471 ~ Taiwan
480 ~ Philippines
628 ~ Saudi Arabia
629 ~ UAE (United Arab Emirates)
740-745 ~ Central America
Please inform your family and friends.
It is our human right to know, but its
not the government's job to educate the public, just to rake in the
Therefore, we have to protect
ourselves & make everyone aware.