how do i know how old a product is by the upc code?
what do the upc numbers stand for?
- 8 months ago
UPC = universal product code. It has nothing to do with telling you how old a product is. Usually it's scanned to tell you how much the product is or with store staff, the bar code can be scanned to tell them where the product is located and how much of the product they have. If the product has an expiry date and it's way past that, toss it.If you can't remember when you bought the product, toss it.
- JudyLv 78 months ago
You don't. The first half of the UPC identifies the manufacturer, the second part, the specific item.
- Diane ALv 78 months ago
They are simply an identifier of an object, each UPC is unique to that type of object. You can put that number into a UPC identifier on line and see what product it is. Its not tied to expiration or age, unless the UPC itself has "expired" meaning the product is no longer made.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Unless it was changed recently, you would not know from the UPC.
They can remain the same for years.