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How To Read Country Of Origin In Bar Codes
11-18-8

Interesting...

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 your Information ... the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.
Sample: all barcodes that start with 690.691.692 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan

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This is our human right to know, but the government and related department 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 is 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 and Lienchtenstein
471 ~ Taiwan
628 ~ Saudi-Arabia
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
690-695~ China
740-745 ~ Central America
All 480 Codes ~ The Philippines

This information is verified on http://www.food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-fp121.htm - which has a more detailed and accurate list.
Not true, well not entirely.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/barcodes.asp

I cant copy and paste from above link, so please visit it for complete explanation.
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So the codes just tell what country the head office is located in for the company selling the product? And still no way to tell if there's contaminated milk powder from China in food manufactured somewhere else.
Yep! And the liberals don't want to allow country of origin labels on the products because its "unfair".
I thought the country of origin for barcodes was hell.
Dunno

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Good writeup
http://www.av1611.org/666/barcode.html
Keith,
I read the first part of your linked article with some amusement. Since the printing of the numbers under a barcode are subject to a progammer's desire, it would be easy to print a barcode with 1 set of numbers, and print out something completely different underneath ...