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    This just came up,on my FB page, and I thought I'd share it with you all. With all the food recalls out there and with many of them coming from China products, it's great information to have to know where your food is sourced from.

    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 grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products.


    Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located.
    It is important to read the bar code to track it's origin.
    How to read Bar Codes .... interesting!


    This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.


    GREAT WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA " AND NOT FROM CHINA!!


    The whole world is concerned about 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 is MADE 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
    471 ... 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! Pass this on to everybody on your E-Mail Contact List!!
    If the government won't help us, we MUST help ourselves.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Good Information, Thank you so much, I am assuming this would also apply to ALL places that sell food products?


    Thanks and much Love,

    Melissa - Ellie's Mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFrey2012 View Post
    Good Information, Thank you so much, I am assuming this would also apply to ALL places that sell food products?
    I would think so, I think that the bar codes would be the same for all exporting of food, they would have to be universal so when they are scanned everyone has the same information regarding the food or product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    I would think so, I think that the bar codes would be the same for all exporting of food, they would have to be universal so when they are scanned everyone has the same information regarding the food or product.
    I try be VERY careful what Ellie gets, is on Orijen puppy, and moving to Acana Lamb and Apple, so im hoping all is good with Acana

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk


    Thanks and much Love,

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    Our food here has to have where ist made and product from

    Eg Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients

    Or Product of Australia when it's it totally Australian should be this the world over but I know it's not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftse 100 View Post
    Our food here has to have where ist made and product from

    Eg Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients

    Or Product of Australia when it's it totally Australian should be this the world over but I know it's not
    China used to put where it was made on their packaging, but since they've had so many recalls in both pet and human foods, and because of the way they feed their farmed fish with feces, and also some foods were found to contain melamine, so they stopped putting where it came from on their packaging so you don't know. Most people don't know what the numbers on the Barcode mean, so this lets you be informed as to where your food is sourced from.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFrey2012 View Post
    I try be VERY careful what Ellie gets, is on Orijen puppy, and moving to Acana Lamb and Apple, so im hoping all is good with Acana

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    Acana is part of orijen if im not mistaken.

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    @Vikinggirl

    When it comes to food either for pets or humans, I avoid it with a 10 foot pole. Nowdays, it's very hard as even in Canada tons of items are coming from China. You would think your own country cant supply their own people or the neighbours. I read everything. I was 20ish yrs old and started to read every fregen package I buy before eating it. Im glad Nyala is on home cooking. I swear I need 2 fridge as I don't buy cans or box food. All fresh but legumes or tuna.

    But so true, READ, READ, READ!!!

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    The multitude of recalls is overwhelming. When you know the history of commercial pet foods, it makes you angry. Commercial foods were originally made from the scraps left over after production of food for humans--usually with all usable nutrients removed. I say "were" made. Many of them still are. A breeder told me once that dogs used to live much longer--until the advent of commercial pet foods. Their poor diets have contributed to a lot of problems we see in dogs today. You cannot be too careful when selecting commercial food for your dog or cat. So much of what is available is horrible.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    The multitude of recalls is overwhelming. When you know the history of commercial pet foods, it makes you angry. Commercial foods were originally made from the scraps left over after production of food for humans--usually with all usable nutrients removed. I say "were" made. Many of them still are. A breeder told me once that dogs used to live much longer--until the advent of commercial pet foods. Their poor diets have contributed to a lot of problems we see in dogs today. You cannot be too careful when selecting commercial food for your dog or cat. So much of what is available is horrible.
    This is so true Chris, when I first brought my two guys home, I knew the food (Royal Canin) that the breeder was feeding them wasn't the best, so I started researching for a better quality of food, which is how I actually found this site. Yeah, so glad I did. While I was researching I was surprised and disgusted to see where dogfood actually came from. I read that the first source of meat they use for dogfood comes from meat that is no longer consumable for humans. It can be rancid or rotten meat, Ugh. The second source they get meat for dogfood is from Eurhanized animals from vets, which include animals which were old and or sick. These animals are injected with Phenobarbital and this is in their bodies which goes into the dogfood. In some cases, the leash and collars are still attached to the animal when they manufacture the food.
    The third source they use is animals from Zoos, Circuses, and other animal places where animals such as Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Bears, etc have died. The last source of animals that they use is Road Kill. The dogfood companies take these dead animals and cook them down and dehydrate them until they are dry kibble. They don't have to disclose on the packaging that animals that have Phenobarbital in them have been used, because of a loophole. If the company didn't physically put the substance into the animal themselves, the they don't have to put it on their label. I don't understand how the government allows this? Do they not care what goes into pet food just because it's for dogs or cats, and they are just animals? Why is this allowed? It so disgusting that sick, old, dead animals are being used to make dogfood.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    This just came up,on my FB page, and I thought I'd share it with you all. With all the food recalls out there and with many of them coming from China products, it's great information to have to know where your food is sourced from.

    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 grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products.


    Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located.
    It is important to read the bar code to track it's origin.
    How to read Bar Codes .... interesting!


    This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you.


    GREAT WAY TO "BUY USA & CANADA " AND NOT FROM CHINA!!


    The whole world is concerned about 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 is MADE 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
    471 ... 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! Pass this on to everybody on your E-Mail Contact List!!
    If the government won't help us, we MUST help ourselves.
    What about Mexico...south of the border?

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