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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.
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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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The recall affects 6-ounce Dole Baby Spinach bags with a lot code of W20308A and a UPC code of UPC code 0-71430-00964-2 and 10-ounce Dole Baby Spinach clamshells with a lot code of W203010 and a UPC code of UPC code 0-71430-00016-8.
The impacted products are as follows: 9Lives Protein Plus With Tuna & Chicken, UPC code 7910021549, 4 pack of cans, 5.5 oz each, best if used by date Mar.
size with the UPC code of 3800039103 and a Best if Used by Date of JUN 14, 2018, through JUN 14, 2019.
Similar to the UPC code of the packaged goods industry, it generates a unique identifying code for each advertising asset, and applies that code to all media.
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!); retail clerk at Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware.
The latest recall involves 11.2-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.
Members can use the app to redeem rewards at their Best Buy store or remotely, either by scanning barcodes on product packaging at the store, typing in the UPC code or searching by product name.
Unilever said that this voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 24-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC code of 7756702295, with date codes of OCT0312GCD, OCT0412GCD, OCT0512GCD, OCT0612GCD and OCT0712GCD.
The humble bar code has come a long way since the first UPC code was introduced in 1974.
Separate the last digit from the rest of the UPC code. This is the check digit.
Multiple locations are an obvious answer, but Cusick points out that many retailers do not allow items with a single UPC code to be sold in multiple departments.
I sprang for it and carefully cut the UPC code from the box, filled out the hard-to-read form, and included my receipt.