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GS1 US Fact Check: UPC Barcodes Do Not Reveal a Product’s Country of Origin

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Rumors circulating on social media have forced GS1 US into issuing a statement confirming Universal Product Code (UPC) labels do not indicate a product’s country of origin. On Monday, the not-for-profit organization responsible for administrating the barcode labels in the United States released a statement to combat recent posts GS1 US branded “misinformation.” “Inaccurate social media…

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