"The industrial use of barcodes can be traced back as far as the 1960s, in some cases as a means to identify railroad cars.
Common linear barcodes started appearing on grocery shelves in the early 1970s as the UPC barcode to automate the process of identifying grocery items.
Today, barcodes are just about everywhere and are used for identification in almost all fields of business. When barcode technology is utilized in business processes, procedures are automated to increase productivity and reduce human error.
How To Read Country Of Origin In Bar Codes
- 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
- "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 Liechtenstein
- 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. "
More info from Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/barcodes.asp
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It will save millions of doggie lives. We are the voice for the voiceless.
I forgot to tell you what Wendy told me about her trip to the vet with her deaf Snuggles. She took him in for a hearing test.
The vet said he had trouble doing that, as he didn't know if Snuggles knew his right side from his left.
Wendy said that she just wanted to know if Snuggles was really deaf, or if it was 'selective hearing', like her husband!! LOL
Jay and I went into our little town, to the little old hardware/grocery store to get more deck screws. Believe it or not, they are cheaper there than in Conroe at the big box stores. We use deck screws for certain jobs as they are stronger than the regular drywall screws, which break easily.
Then we went to the new True Value hardware store to get special 'Teks' self-drilling screws which "drill, tap, and fasten in one operation" when fastening wood to metal. These are not like the regular self-drilling screws. I had some, but they were longer than what we needed for some parts of the floor.
I also had to stop at Krogers as the foster cats have decided that they don't like chicken canned cat food, so I had to buy them some made with beef. Picky-picky!
It was a good thing I stopped there as I found some Nolan Ryan All Natural Beef, (no antibiotics, no added hormones EVER), normally $7.99 lb for $2.99 lb.
After we had added more deadwood, we cut and installed one more piece of floor in the front of the cargo trailer.
Still no rain. Seemed like it was going to, as it got humid. It started out quite mild, but now it is an AC day.