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<TABLE class=MsoNormalTable style="mso-cellspacing: 0in; mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 0in 0in" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" vAlign=top>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 grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products.

Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located.

It is important to read the bar code to track it's origin.

How to read Bar Codes .... interesting!

This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.

GREAT WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA " AND NOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES!

The whole world is concerned about China-made "black hearted goods".

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 .

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:

 

690-692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA

00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA

30 – 37... FRANCE

40 – 44... GERMANY

471 ... Taiwan

49 ... JAPAN

50 ... UK

BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.

We need every boost we can get! Pass this on to everybody .

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The government won't help us,

so we MUST help ourselves.

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Good information, but Snopes says it may not be that simple - snopes.com: Determining Product Origins by Bar Code.

 

more good info! but i doubt many groceries will say "made in the USA" on them, eventhough they were grown/made here.

 

i'll now be looking for both :cheers:

 

one thing i like about HEB, where we shop, is all the produce is grown "locally" here in Texas.

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Unfortunately this isn't exactly true. When I saw this, I was excited over it and thought I'd write an iPhone app that lets you scan a barcode to tell you where it was from. So I started looking into it since I needed a full list of country codes since a few items on my desk weren't represented here. Googling it, I found these:

 

snopes.com: Determining Product Origins by Bar Code

Do Bar Codes Reveal Where a Product Is Made? - Urban Legends

 

Basically, the US version of barcodes may or my not have a country code. The European version does have a country code. The problem with both though is that the country code is where the barcode was issues, not where it was manufactured. So if I'm sitting here in Arizona, if I go down and register a barcode it'll have the US code even if I build it over the border. :(

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Unfortunately this isn't exactly true. When I saw this, I was excited over it and thought I'd write an iPhone app that lets you scan a barcode to tell you where it was from. So I started looking into it since I needed a full list of country codes since a few items on my desk weren't represented here. Googling it, I found these:

 

snopes.com: Determining Product Origins by Bar Code

Do Bar Codes Reveal Where a Product Is Made? - Urban Legends

 

Basically, the US version of barcodes may or my not have a country code. The European version does have a country code. The problem with both though is that the country code is where the barcode was issues, not where it was manufactured. So if I'm sitting here in Arizona, if I go down and register a barcode it'll have the US code even if I build it over the border. :(

 

I noticed this last night when I bought a set of bulbs for my work lights at Lowes. A USA company but it was assembled in China. It too had a USA barcode.

 

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Do you consider yourself good at writing code?

 

Yes, I'm really good at it, to be modest. :D I've been doing Mac and iOS dev for over a decade now and I'm honestly in the upper tier of developers. If you need something (or anyone else) feel free to PM me and I'll discuss it with you.

 

Also, if anyone's a ruby on rails and has any interest in Arizona, let me know. I have a RoR job opening that we're having trouble finding a qualified candidate for.

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Dang. I need a PC person. I just saw where you are located. I was there a little bit ago. Great hat shops you all have. I bought a few from this shop.

 

Nice. If you ever need mac or iOS let me know. I can handle pretty much anything in that space. I haven't bothered with Windows for ages now since I didn't really enjoy it and there's a ton of money in what I enjoy doing.

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Unfortunately this isn't exactly true. When I saw this, I was excited over it and thought I'd write an iPhone app that lets you scan a barcode to tell you where it was from. So I started looking into it since I needed a full list of country codes since a few items on my desk weren't represented here. Googling it, I found these:

 

snopes.com: Determining Product Origins by Bar Code

Do Bar Codes Reveal Where a Product Is Made? - Urban Legends

 

Basically, the US version of barcodes may or my not have a country code. The European version does have a country code. The problem with both though is that the country code is where the barcode was issues, not where it was manufactured. So if I'm sitting here in Arizona, if I go down and register a barcode it'll have the US code even if I build it over the border. :(

 

No doubt! There are a lot of companies who don't follow this. Even companies that are Made in the USA. It's good to see the idea picking up and people concerned with the origin. I'll take a US assembled product using Chinese parts over a Chinese built product. It's a start. If all products were "Made" in USA and 50% used Chinese parts, we'd be in real good shape!

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