It is a complete and utter shocker to me that companies no longer have to list where their food products are made. Let’s face it, some countries have less than clean and safe food practices and we have the right to know where things we ingest are being made. Even though they no longer are required to put this information on packaging, there is still a way to know where your food is coming from…The bar code. These simple rows of numbers tell us a lot about products. What factory they are made in, when they were made and even WHERE they are made.
This one would be a USA product
The first 2 or 3 numbers of a bar code tell us what country the product is made in. I take this list shopping with me so I can be fully aware of what I am giving my family. You may want to take this with you too!
Bar Code Awareness
If your codes begin with:
690-692 They are made in China
00-09 They are made in the USA or Canada
30-37 They are made in France
40-44 They are made in Germany
471 They are made in Taiwan
49 They are made in Japan
50 They are made in the UK