A friend sent this to me, by E-mail and I thought to pass it along, to you.. Very interesting.
Always read the labels on the foods you buy, no matter what the front of the box or package says. Turn it over, then read the back, carefully!
With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and, especially, Walmart, when buying food products.
Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code, to track it's origin.
This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. This is great way to "buy USA & Canada" and not from China!!
The whole world is concerned about China-made "black-hearted goods." Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is made in China. 471 is made in Taiwan.
This is our right to know but the government and related departments never educate the public; therefore, we have to rescue ourselves.
Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "made in China;" so, they don't show in which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode. If the first 3 digits are:
690-692: then, it is made in China,
000-009: made in the USA or Canada,
030-037: made in France,
040-044 made in Germany,
471: made in Taiwan,
049: made in Japan and
050: made in the UK.
Buy USA & Canadian made, by watching for the "0," at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get! Pass this on, to everybody on your E-mail contact list!!
If the government won't help us, we must help ourselves.