June 24, 2019
Good afternoon. Yup, I'm posting late today because I decided to do my banking and grocery shopping early in the morning before it got too hot for me to be outside. Now I'm home and all the groceries are put away.
I went to a different market today. Shaw's Market is next to the bank so I thought I would give them a try. Wowsie! Everything cost so much more than it does at WalMart. Items that I pay $2.00 and $2.29 for at WalMart cost $3.99 and $4.29 at Shaw's. A six pack of toilet tissue at Shaws is $14,99. I doubt I'll be shopping there again anytime soon.
Today I thought I would share something that my friend Rhoda sent to me. It's about why we should always read the labels on the foods that we 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 the label at the grocery store and especially at WalMart when buying food products. Many pruducts no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code to track its origin.
How to read Bar Codes.....interesting! This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. It's a great way to "buy USA & CANADA" and not from CHINA. Can you tell which products are made in Taiwan or China? If the first three digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is made in CHINA. 471 is made in Taiwan.
It is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have ro rescue ourselves. Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not preder food products "MADE IN CHINA" so they don't show the country from which it is made. However, you may now refer to the barcode -- remember if the first three digits are:
690 - 692 .....it is made in CHINA
00 - 09 .....it is made in USA & CANADA
30 - 37 .....it is made in FRANCE
40 - 44 .....it is made in GERMANY
471 .....it is made in TAIWAN
49 .....it is made in JAPAN
50 .....it is made in UK
Buy USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get, so pass this on to your family and friends.
Now I need to find something tasty to feed Pogo for lunch. (and me too!) So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. If anyone had trouble downloading the QP last Wednesday, I have fixed the link so you can try again if you want the QP.