ASSIGNED GS1 PREFIXES**
|000 - 019||GS1 US|
|020 - 029||Restricted distribution (MO defined)|
|030 - 039||GS1 US|
|040 - 049||Restricted distribution (MO defined)|
|050 - 059||Coupons|
|060 - 139||GS1 US|
|200 - 299||Restricted distribution (MO defined)|
|300 - 379||GS1 France|
|387||GS1 BIH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)|
|400 - 440||GS1 Germany|
|450 - 459 & 490 - 499||GS1 Japan|
|460 - 469||GS1 Russia|
|479||GS1 Sri Lanka|
|489||GS1 Hong Kong|
|500 - 509||GS1 UK|
|520 - 521||GS1 Association Greece|
|531||GS1 MAC (FYR Macedonia)|
|540 - 549||GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg|
|570 - 579||GS1 Denmark|
|600 - 601||GS1 South Africa|
|618||GS1 Ivory Coast|
|628||GS1 Saudi Arabia|
|640 - 649||GS1 Finland|
|690 - 699||GS1 China|
|700 - 709||GS1 Norway|
|730 - 739||GS1 Sweden|
|741||GS1 El Salvador|
|744||GS1 Costa Rica|
|746||GS1 Republica Dominicana|
|754 - 755||GS1 Canada|
|760 - 769||GS1 Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera|
|770 - 771||GS1 Colombia|
|778 - 779||GS1 Argentina|
|789 - 790||GS1 Brasil|
|800 - 839||GS1 Italy|
|840 - 849||GS1 Spain|
|867||GS1 North Korea|
|868 - 869||GS1 Turkey|
|870 - 879||GS1 Netherlands|
|880||GS1 South Korea|
|900 - 919||GS1 Austria|
|930 - 939||GS1 Australia|
|940 - 949||GS1 New Zealand|
|950||GS1 Global Office|
|951||GS1 Global Office (EPCglobal)|
|960-969||Global Office (GTIN-8s)|
|977||Serial publications (ISSN)|
|978 - 979||Bookland (ISBN)|
|981 - 983||Common Currency Coupons|
|990 - 999||Coupons|
|Note: From the 960 prefix range, 9600 to 9609 have been assigned to GS1 UK for GTIN-8 allocations. Prefixes not listed above are used by GS1 Global Office for number allocations in non-member countries and reserved for future use.|
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A Must Share Information
HOW TO READ BAR CODES...
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY--NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK CAREFULLY!
With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the supermarket and especially when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. The whole world is concerned about China-made Black-Hearted Goods (BHG).
Can you differentiate which one is made in Canada, Philippines, Taiwan or China ? The world is also concerned about GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods; steroid fed animals (ex: 45 days old broiler chicken).
It is important to read the bar code to track its origin. Let's get to the point. How to read Bar Codes....interesting !
If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 690, 691, 692, 693, 694 or 695, the product is MADE IN CHINA. 471 is made in Taiwan.
If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 00-09 then it's made or sourced in USA.
DO NOT BUY FOOD PROCESSED IN China, Hong Kong, Vietnam AND Thailand!!! There are no food inspection regulations in these countries!!!
Have a taste for chicken tenders from 'Canada'? Woah. You better make sure. Even though the box says 'Product of Canada', it is from China and processed in Canada. The coating is added and packaged in Canada only! The fish are raised in pens using chemicals that are banned in Canada as cancer causing but legal in China. This was exposed on CBC TV's Marketplace.
Well, are you enjoying seeing Chinese food popping up in your supermarket left and right? Have you noticed you cannot buy a single pack of fish that is not made in China, Thailand or Vietnam?
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA", so they don't show from which country it is made. However, you may now refer to these following barcodes:
and let others be.
**Prefix ListGS1 Prefixes do not provide identification of country of origin for a given product. They simply provide number capacity to different countries for assignment from that location to companies who apply. Those companies in turn may manufacture products anywhere in the world.
The management of the GS1 System is carried out locally by GS1 Member Organisations established in over 100 countries. GS1 Member Organisations use their assigned prefix to allocate GS1 Company Prefixes to their member companies to enable them to create GS1 Identification Keys.