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Universal Product Code

n. Abbr. UPC
A number and barcode that identify an individual consumer product, often used for tracking inventory.

U′niver′sal Prod′uct Code`


n.
a standardized bar code in widespread use in retail sales.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Universal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laserUniversal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
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packages of WEST END CUISINE GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CHICKEN SKEWERS HAND-MADE WITH CHICKEN BREAST containing the UPC code 621588314947 with lot codes: 172562, 172640, 172571 and 172704.
I've had so many part-time jobs: daily newspaper delivery boy; running the fry machine at McDonald's; working the drive-thru window at Wendy's; restaurant busboy and waiter; UPC code tracker on products at the grocery store (awful
2-ounce retail packages of Kellogg's Special K Red Berries cereal identified by UPC Code 38000 59923 with a "Better if Used by" date stamp of DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30.
7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC code of 7756702295, with date codes of OCT0312GCD, OCT0412GCD, OCT0512GCD, OCT0612GCD and OCT0712GCD.
Metallic Pillar Candle" and UPC code 86718 56082 or 86718 56092 is printed on the bottom of the candles' plastic wrapping.
The humble bar code has come a long way since the first UPC code was introduced in 1974.
I sprang for it and carefully cut the UPC code from the box, filled out the hard-to-read form, and included my receipt.
The recall applies only to products with a retail UPC Code of 11110-82334 and sell-by dates of Feb 17, 2007; March 3, 2007, March 6, 2007; March 8, 2007; and March 14, 2007.
Heating instructions are printed on each 8-ounce UPC code exact-weight package.
COM AND ENTERING A UPC CODE FROM ANY QUALIFYING DEL MONTE CARB CLEVER PACKAGE.
The dormant chip stores a code similar to a UPC code on products sold in retail stores.
26, 2002, and the UPC code is 3313688262, the company said.