Did you know that there is no way to check the origin of the products you buy? It’s actually very simple; All you need to do is read the UPC (Universal Product Code), and here you will find where the products comes from.

tipsThis is very useful at this time because we have seen much more and more products imported from China with dubious backgrounds that are under investigation for various reasons. Therefore, it is advisable that you know what you buy and where you buy, if you want to protect your health and reduce health risks.

When you select a product from the supermarket you need to pay attention to the first three digits of the barcode UPS because they represent their country of origin.

For example, if a UPS barcode starting with 695 or 690 then the food or other items were produced in China. Here are other UPS barcodes and their respective countries of origin:

00 ~ 13 US and Canada

690 ~ 695 China

30 ~ 37, France

40 ~ 44 Germany

49 ~ Japan

50 ~ UK

57 ~ Denmark

64 ~ Finland

76 ~ Switzerland and Liechtenstein

471 ~ Taiwan

480 ~ Philippines

628 ~ Saudi Arabia

629 ~ United Arab Emirates

740 ~ 745 Central America

However, the company can deceive us. For example, if a company imports the fruit from India, China, but prepare it for export, the barcode will show that the product is from India, not China.

Surely you would want to protect your health and avoid any hazardous and toxic substances with which you come in contact. The best way to do this is to familiarize yourself with all laws and regulations and carefully select the products you use.

Source: http://www.narodnamedicina.info/index.php/2016/06/23/naucite-kako-citati-barkod-kako-bi-znali-da-li-je-proizvod-dosao-iz-kine-sad-a-ili-neke-druge-drzave/