Tuesday, February 22, 2011


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

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.

If the first 3 digits are:

690-692 ... then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 - 09 ... USA and CANADA
30 - 37 ... FRANCE
40 - 44 ... GERMANY
471 ... Taiwan
49 ... JAPAN
50 ... UK

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

We need every boost we can get!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The whole bar code thing still confuses me, but I will try and check it out. I always look at where a product is made, mostly food really. I picked up a bag of frozen califlower and they were from China. I think that is ridiculous. Love your blog by the way.