Learn how to read a barcode in order to know whether the product came from China, the US or any other country!
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.
This 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.