I don't know if this would be a good place to place this, but here it goes for your information. How to read Bar Codes ... Interesting! GREAT WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA" AND NOT FROM CHINA!! This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods". Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China? If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product isMADE IN CHINA.471 is Made in Taiwan. 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 the barcode - remember if the first 3 digits are: 690-692 ... Then it is MADE IN CHINA 00 - 09 ... USA & CANADA 30 - 37 ... FRANCE 40 - 44 ... GERMANY 47 ... Taiwan 49 ... JAPAN 50 ... UK BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get!