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Old 04-27-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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Definition of Numbers on Produce Stickers

I ran across this a long time ago and have found it useful.

Fruits and vegetables in grocery stores often have stickers with numbers on them. These numbers are more than price codes used at the check-out.
  • A label with four digits indicates conventionally grown foods.
  • Labels with five digits starting with an 8 indicate that the food is genetically modified.
  • Labels with five digits starting with a 9 indicate that the food is organically grown.

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Old 04-27-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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WOW - thanks - and due to my memory I'm goinig to have to print up a little piece of paper with this information on it along with the color coding system for twist ties on bread.

Thanks for this info - very informative.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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I did the same thing, elf--I cut it out of whatever magazine I'd found it in and carry it in my wallet.

What's the coding system for bread?
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Bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And each day has a different color twist tie. They are:

Monday - Blue
Tuesday - Green
Thursday - Red
Friday - White
Saturday - Yellow

And if you can remember the colors in alphabetical order they flow with the days of the week delivered.
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:01 PM   #5
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Thanks! That's great to know!
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:05 PM   #6
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GREAT info there!

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Thanks PAB and Kitchenelf! Thats great to know.
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Thanks for the info
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:08 PM   #10
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I always wondered why the bread twisties were different colors. Thanks!
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