I never knew how on earth you read a barcode and since there has been so much drama bout stuff that are made in China being dangerous etc etc…This is a useful tip to know where a product is made by simply checking out the first 3 digits of a barcode.
Since piracy is a very prevalent problem here and i was wondering how difficult would it be to change from made in China to made in Italy for instance?? Bar codes may be the next level of our checking process.
Look out for the first 3 digits and if they are of a certain number, they are from a certain country :
Malaysia – 955
China – 690 – 695
Singapore – 888
Mongolia – 865
And the full list is HERE
So the next time you have got to buy some food stuff and want to be very sure of its country of origin, print the list and take it along!! Can never be too sure