Barcodes tell you where things are made

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

A friend of mine sent me information on bar codes - if you look at the first 3 digits, you'll know where the product was made, i.e.:

690-695 made in China

740-745 made in Central America

471 - made in Taiwan

00 - 13  made in USA or Canada

40-44 made in Germany

Pretty handy information to know when you're shopping.

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Sharon Simms
CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Sharon Simms
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Thank you all for your comments. Glad it's useful to you.

Gerry - there may be a better breakdown of Canada and the US, but it wasn't in the information from my friend.

January 04, 2009 03:41 PM
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David

Unfortunately Sharon your information is not totally correct ... the part of the code you refer to only inidcates the country that ISSUED the UPC code, NOT the country of origin

http://www.adams1.com/upccode.html

http://www.barcodeisland.com/ean13.phtml

are two references found via search engines, these explain more details about the codes, their usage and the types of codes used.

January 04, 2009 08:04 PM
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Debbie DiFonzo
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Interesting Sharon. The mints I am munching on - 41 for Germany.

January 04, 2009 10:35 PM
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International

David - thanks for the clarification.

Debbie - if it tastes good.....

January 08, 2009 05:15 PM
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Neat, I will start looking and comparing where items are made. Mindy

February 16, 2009 07:54 PM
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