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Originally posted by aboutface
reply to post by theRhenn
I've noticed that it says "packaged in" --which to me means it isn't home grown. I am particularly attentive to food products now. Great subject for us to think about. Thanks. S&F
Originally posted by samlf3rd
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.
We need every boost we can get!
Originally posted by Starwise
One day when I went shopping, I experimented and when I picked up items I wanted...9 out of 10 items was made in China........very very depressing
Originally posted by alfa1
And once again, it is proven that Americans think the whole world revolves around them.
Its like they "know" in an abstract sense that the internet is a world wide thing, and probably "know" in an abstract sense that there are ATS members all around the world, but only when they stop to think about it.
Otherwise its just the default position of "US".
Q. Does the EAN number indicate the country of origin of a product?
A. No it doesn't. The 3 digit prefix code indicates which numbering organization has allocated the bank of numbers to the company.
The information above is misleading and unreliable, on two counts:
1. There's more than one kind of bar code in use around the world. UPC bar codes, the type most commonly used in the United States, do not typically contain a country identifier. A different type of bar code known as EAN-13 does contain a country identifier, but it's more commonly used in Europe and other countries outside the U.S.
Even in the case of EAN-13 bar codes, the digits associated with country of origin don’t necessarily specify where the product was manufactured, but rather where the bar code itself was registered. A product manufactured in China and processed in France, could have an EAN-13 bar code identifying it as a French product.
Originally posted by apollass
S&F for you man, good to let people know how to relaunch the local economy