The first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.
I am not sure if this is true for fresh food and produce. If it holds true for fresh food and produce, then look at where your food is sourced. It could save your life. Food imported from China is poison.
00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
471 is Made in Taiwan (see sample below)
628 ~ Saudi-Arabien
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
740 ~ 745 – Central America
All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines.