Valuable information about foods we buy......

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Valuable information about foods we buy......
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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 12:48pm

Codes used to identify foods we buy in the US. They're not a requirement, though, so we may not always see them. Still, good to know. I've written the codes down and will take them to the food stores with me....


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Good to know! My usual store does use codes, so I'll watch for these. And I'll stay away from all 5's!

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wordyone wrote:
Good to know! My usual store does use codes, so I'll watch for these. And I'll stay away from all 5's!

Yes, definitely stay from all 5's beginning with #8...but...5's beginning with #9 is the best choice over all!! If organic costs a little more, it is very well worth it!

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Personally I think it's too confusing and people will not remember those codes. What's wrong with a sticker saying "organic", conventional or genetically modified.... MY GOODNESS. In other words they still don#t want you to know what it is....
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twig04 wrote:
Personally I think it's too confusing and people will not remember those codes. What's wrong with a sticker saying "organic", conventional or genetically modified.... MY GOODNESS. In other words they still don#t want you to know what it is....

I think it's pretty simple. I did write it down, though, and will take my note with me when shopping for food to make sure I'll remember. Some stickers do say and others do not. If they do not, I want to see numbers to make sure what I'm getting.

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 5:15pm
Yes, 8's are the ones to stay away from. I was reading the code without my glasses, lol. Thanks for setting me straight.

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 11:56pm
wordyone wrote:
Yes, 8's are the ones to stay away from. I was reading the code without my glasses, lol. Thanks for setting me straight.

LOL!! Well, at least you could find your computer without your glasses!! :womanlol:

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Sat, 08-25-2012 - 12:01pm

All we have to do today to make sure we're well nourished.  You should see the code on our eggs.....  too funny.  

The code on my egg says 2 DE 0920024  The first number (2) in this case is for organic eggs, 1 would be for free roaming chickens, 3 for corn fed (non GMO) , 4 normal conventional caged chickens.  (therefore :  1/3 would be organic corn fed,  2/1 would be free roaming organice... etc .    The DE means they are from Germany, NL would be Holland and AI the eggs came from Austria .  The long number at the end is the farm and the stall # of the chicken that laid it.   

I think the easiest way to buy your produce is to remember the  #58 (5 digit starting with 8) that's what you should not be buying.  Anything else is OK.... you'd probably know by the slightly higher price whether it's organic or not. 

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twig04 wrote:

All we have to do today to make sure we're well nourished.  You should see the code on our eggs.....  too funny.  

The code on my egg says 2 DE 0920024  The first number (2) in this case is for organic eggs, 1 would be for free roaming chickens, 3 for corn fed (non GMO) , 4 normal conventional caged chickens.  (therefore :  1/3 would be organic corn fed,  2/1 would be free roaming organice... etc .    The DE means they are from Germany, NL would be Holland and AI the eggs came from Austria .  The long number at the end is the farm and the stall # of the chicken that laid it.   

That's really great that they give you that much information!! They like to hide things here, or disguise them or use deceptive practices. FDA lets them get away with too much deception!! Not every company does that, of course, but way too many do. They know that a lot of people don't look at labels or know what to look for.

I think the easiest way to buy your produce is to remember the  #58 (5 digit starting with 8) that's what you should not be buying.  Anything else is OK.... you'd probably know by the slightly higher price whether it's organic or not. 

Good idea! I know I'm buying organic because I buy it at the health foods store or health foods section of the supermarket or at Farmers Market. If I get it from other areas of the store and it says "Organic" on the label, I'll look to see if it really is or if they're deceptively using that term.

 

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Sat, 08-25-2012 - 2:41pm
I don't know if the US uses the same code, but my eggs say 1 3 P and then a number.

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