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sherri:
from an e-mail.........

HOW TO READ BARCODE MUMBO-JUMBO


 
The olde saying: "Ve get too soon oldt.. undt too late schmart !!" is very true..but I say it doesn't have to be.... let's all become big 'schmarty pants, schmart aleks'...OK ??

The following information may be useful to know when shopping and wanting to know where a product is manufactured, a growing concern in  this country.  The following information is handy to know & have. Let's get started !! 
A typical GS 1 barcode found on manufactured goods
 

         
The whole world is concerned about China-made "black hearted"  goods.  Can you differentiate or tell which product is made in Taiwan or possibly China ?

 Let me show you how .   If the first 3 digits of the barcode are  690, 691, or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA ..   if the number line begins with 471, it is then Made in Taiwan . 
   
It is our human right to know these things, but the government and it's related departments have failed to educate us, the public, therefore we have to RESCUE & inform ourselves.

Chinese businessmen have increasingly learned that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA " and they don't like to print or show on the package the country it was manufactured.   However, you may now refer to the barcode to decipher the critical information..... Simply remember this... if  the first 3 digits are  690 thru 692  the product in question is MADE IN CHINA.


Below are some barcode numbers you may want to commit to memory

What are the country codes?
Lots of people have requested the codes. Here is a partial list. Remember, it indicates the country that issued the code, NOT THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF THE PRODUCT. The abbreviation "MO" stands for Member Organization. The meaning of the prefixes ""020-029", "040-049" and "200-299" are set by the GS1 administration in a given country. GS1-US has defined these prefixes as for internal use in, for example, warehouses. The authoritative list is here.


Prefix GS1 Country
 
000 - 019  GS1 United States 
020 - 029  Restricted distribution (MO defined, usually for internal use) 
030 - 039  GS1 United States
040 - 049  Restricted distribution (MO defined, usually for internal use) 
050 - 059  Coupons
060 - 139  GS1 United States 
200 - 299  Restricted distribution (MO defined, usually for internal use) 
300 - 379  GS1 France 
380  GS1 Bulgaria 
383  GS1 Slovenia 
385  GS1 Croatia 
387  GS1 BIH (Bosnia-Herzegovina) 
400 - 440  GS1 Germany 
450 - 459 &
490 - 499  GS1 Japan 
460 - 469  GS1 Russia 
470  GS1 Kurdistan 
471  GS1 Taiwan 
474  GS1 Estonia 
475  GS1 Latvia 
476  GS1 Azerbaijan 
477  GS1 Lithuania 
478  GS1 Uzbekistan 
479  GS1 Sri Lanka 
480  GS1 Philippines 
481  GS1 Belarus 
482  GS1 Ukraine 
484  GS1 Moldova 
485  GS1 Armenia 
486  GS1 Georgia 
487  GS1 Kazakhstan 
489  GS1 Hong Kong 
500 - 509  GS1 UK 
520  GS1 Greece
528  GS1 Lebanon 
529  GS1 Cyprus 
530 GS1 Albania
531  GS1 MAC (FYR Macedonia) 
535  GS1 Malta 
539  GS1 Ireland 
540 - 549  GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg 
560  GS1 Portugal 
569  GS1 Iceland 
570 - 579  GS1 Denmark 
590  GS1 Poland 
594  GS1 Romania 
599  GS1 Hungary 
600 - 601  GS1 South Africa 
603 GS1 Ghana 
608  GS1 Bahrain 
609  GS1 Mauritius 
611  GS1 Morocco 
613  GS1 Algeria 
616  GS1 Kenya 
618 GS1 Ivory Coast
619  GS1 Tunisia 
621  GS1 Syria 
622  GS1 Egypt 
624  GS1 Libya 
625  GS1 Jordan 
626  GS1 Iran 
627  GS1 Kuwait 
628  GS1 Saudi Arabia 
629  GS1 Emirates 
640 - 649  GS1 Finland 
690 - 695  GS1 China 
700 - 709  GS1 Norway 
729  GS1 Israel 
730 - 739  GS1 Sweden 
740  GS1 Guatemala 
741  GS1 El Salvador 
742  GS1 Honduras 
743 GS1 Nicaragua 
744  GS1 Costa Rica 
745  GS1 Panama 
746  GS1 Dominican Republic
750  GS1 Mexico 
754 - 755  GS1 Canada 
759  GS1 Venezuela 
760 - 769  GS1 Switzerland 
770  GS1 Colombia 
773  GS1 Uruguay 
775  GS1 Peru 
777  GS1 Bolivia 
779  GS1 Argentina 
780  GS1 Chile 
784  GS1 Paraguay 
786  GS1 Ecuador 
789 - 790  GS1 Brazil   
800 - 839  GS1 Italy   
840 - 849  GS1 Spain   
850  GS1 Cuba 
858  GS1 Slovakia 
859  GS1 Czech 
860   GS1 YU (Serbia & Montenegro) 
865  GS1 Mongolia 
867  GS1 North Korea 
868 - 869  GS1 Turkey 
870 - 879  GS1 Netherlands 
880  GS1 South Korea 
884 GS1 Cambodia
885  GS1 Thailand 
888  GS1 Singapore 
890  GS1 India 
893  GS1 Vietnam 
899  GS1 Indonesia 
900 - 919  GS1 Austria 
930 - 939  GS1 Australia 
940 - 949  GS1 New Zealand 
950 GS1 Global Office 
955  GS1 Malaysia 
958  GS1 Macau 
977  Serial publications (ISSN) 
978 - 979  Bookland (ISBN) 
980  Refund receipts 
981 - 982  Common Currency Coupons 
990 - 999  Coupons 


If  you want more information about Barcodes...click on the website below:

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

This is some very, very good information to be armed with nowadays !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gumbo:
I'll MUMBO-JUMBO that  :ohwow:

VTXLady53:
Good Info..............

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larry_357:
 Thanks Sheeri good info and always wondered about the bar codes will look more closly from now on.The sad part most of the bar codes like the labels will say "Made In China" :eagle:

larry_357:
 Ooops Sherri even

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