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Universal Product Code

Commonly called a UPC. A bar code system used in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Groceries and other products commonly have UPCs on them so a machine can display how much they cost. This ensures that consistent, accurate prices are paid on retail goods.
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types of data: (1) simple user data entries, (2) UPC codes, (3) passwords, (4) ISBN numbers, and (5) credit card
In a scenario reminiscent of concerns over "Y2K"--the inability of computers to handle the arrival of the new millennium because they use just two digits to signify years--some have questioned whether databases based on eight-digit UPC codes will freeze at midnight on December 31, 2004.
Old El Paso Refried Beans Traditional Variety--16 ounce can size UPC Code (on the can's printed label, 4600082121.
But the UPC code is limited by its inability to distinguish an individual shampoo bottle from another bottle of the same product.
The ten-digit lot code is located on the right or left side of the plastic package while the UPC code can be found inside the package adjacent to the bar code.
Included in the recall is Brand Castle's Arctic Chill Chocolate Mint Cookie Mix with a UPC code of 6-54448-01035-2 and a lot code of L6112618.
The first consumer packaged goods company to launch a smart-phone application for ingredient disclosure, Clorox is offering the app initially to iPhone users, enabling them to scan a product UPC code and be taken instantly to that product's ingredient listing.
The batch serial number is located on the front of a card, which serves as the bottom of the product package, immediately above the UPC code. The batch serial number is also sewn into the inside of the waist portion of the harness.
"It's a must to have the pieces wrapped and have the UPC code attached before its on the floor."
The recall affects 16-ounce bags of Value Frozen Blackberries that were sold at Walmart with a UPC code of 078742-431017 and lot numbers that include; AP1555, AP1640, and AP1655.