Thursday, September 1, 2011

Made in the USA

           Are you among the many who are concerned that China is taking over American commerce?  Do you scour package labels to find out where something was made and try to avoid China or other alien places? The country of origin is often left off of packages just because of shoppers like you.  The manufacturers don’t want to lose customers.
            There is now a way for you to tell where something came from; on the barcode.  The first three numbers tell you the home of a product.  Anything marker 00-09 is from the US or Canada.  These can easily become your product of choice without much hassle.
       Check this out on your next shopping trip. You will have the peace of mind to know that you have made a choice that is in line with what you think and feel about the World, and how you want to show your support for what you believe.     
        Here is a breakdown of all of the common codes.  Just look at the first three numbers to determine the country of origin.

690-692 ... then it is MADE IN  CHINA                                                                                               
00 - 09 ...   USA    &  CANADA
30 - 37 ..   FRANCE
40 - 44 ...   GERMANY
471  ...  TAIWAN
49 ... JAPAN
50 ...   UK