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Old 07-09-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.



The whole world is afraid of 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
47 .. Taiwan
49
… JAPAN
50 … UK

BUY USA & CANADA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get!
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Thanks! I will be sure to shop for products made here.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Good information to have. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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snopes.com: Determining Product Origins by Bar Code
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Good post. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Lots of "made in america" products are actually made in places like Guam, which are "technically" the US but have no labor laws or minimum wage requirements, and are really no better for Americans than buying Chinese stuff. Just so you know...
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by gy2020 View Post
This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.



The whole world is afraid of 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
47 .. Taiwan
49 … JAPAN
50 … UK

BUY USA & CANADA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get!
Not true. I work for a company that manufacturers products in the US & overseas that are sold under 1 brand name. All these items begin with the same numbers.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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It's too bad there isn't an easy way to tell if the product was made in a union shop so I can make sure not to buy it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I don't mind supporting our buddies in Canada.
00-09 works for me !
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Also be aware that COOL (Country of Origin Label) is now the law but only for raw goods.
Fruits, cuts of meat, etc.

It's great in the seafood, meat and vegetable/fruit depts of the grocery

Anything processed or mixed then it doesn't count and isn't labelled.
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