The world is now very concerned about ‘black hearted goods’ made by fraudsters and negligent manufacturers in China, many of which have killed or sickened animals and people with poisons and other hazardous materials.
Learning to identify those products that are made in China is important.
The first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code showing where the product was made.
Sample: All barcodes that start at 690 – 695 are MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan
Companies now attempt to obscure place of origin.
However, you may now refer to the bar-code for proof. If the first 3 digits are: 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
480 ~ Philippines
628 ~ Saudi-Arabia
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
690 ~ 695 China
740 ~ 745 Central America