3 Important Reasons To Always Read Barcode Labels


Always read the labels–regardless of what the front of the package says, turn it over and read the back–CAREFULLY!

Many foods and pet products have problems with their lack of safety and with poor nutritional content. Continue reading to learn how to read labels at the store.

Top 3 Reasons to Read Product Labels

The top three reasons to read ALL of the labels on products you buy are that 1. Some countries, especially China, have taken to deceptive advertising to bring in customers. 2. We all care about feeding our families safe and nutritious food. 3. Unscrupulous Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding world markets with lethal products.

Deceptive Advertising

Many products no longer show where they were made; instead, they only give where the distributor is located. This can be VERY misleading! I have found this to be a major problem when I have ordered products online. They are masking their location in a deceitful manner to get customers they would not normally have.

It is important for you to read the product’s bar code labels so you can track its origin. While you cannot do this when making many of your online purchases, you can do it when you shop in the store.

Food Safety

It is important to understand where our foods come from because not all countries have the same safety and health standards that we have in the United States. In the past few years, there has been a huge problem with foods and products coming from China that are NOT safe for us or our animals to consume. Many of their foods are laced with poisons and other non-nutritious ingredients. It is best to not buy from them because we cannot be sure of what we are potentially doing to our bodies.

Ultimately, buying organic is the best way to ensure you are eating safe foods, but if you do not have access to organic products, checking the label for country of origin is the next best thing!

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action

Peter Navarro’s book discusses the problem we are experiencing with China’s practices. “The world’s most populous nation and the soon-to-be largest economy is rapidly turning into the planet’s most efficient assassin. Unscrupulous Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding world markets with lethal products.

Now, best-selling author and noted economist Peter Navarro meticulously exposes every form of “Death by China,” drawing on the latest trends and events to show a relationship spiraling out of control.” This book explains why it is essential to understand where products come from and to know how to read bar codes.

How to Read Bar Codes

Now you know the top three reasons for reading bar codes and see how important it is to do it. What you may not know is HOW to read them. Continue reading and I will teach you how.

Follow these instructions and you will know how to read the label and determine where the products came from. If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691, or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA; 471 is Made in Taiwan. We have the right to know where our products come from, but the government never educates the public; therefore we have to SAVE ourselves! Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA,” so they have started to hide where their products are made and where they come from. This is deceitful! 

Remember, if the first 3 digits are: 690-692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA; 00 – 09 is for the USA and CANADA; 30 – 37 FRANCE; 40 – 44 GERMANY; 471 … Taiwan 49; JAPAN 50. BUY USA and CANADIAN-MADE PRODUCTS by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.

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