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Definition: Universal Product Code
Universal Product Code is a 12 digit barcode printed at the bottom of any grocery product or food product . It helps in keeping a track of the outgoing inventory . It is issued by the Uniform Council Code after a particular payment is done by the manufacturer.
The manufacturer is issued a 12 digit number having a machine readable bar code. The first six digits of the number are unique for a manufacturer and is known as the manufacturer code. The next 5 digits are for the item code . The item code is unique for same product with different shapes and packaging. There number of digits vary from item to item . The other item can have a 16 digit bar code. The last digit of the code is the check code or the identification code.
The 11 digits of bar code of a number being given as80567145326 . The last digit can be verified by using the following steps :
Step 1 :
Calculate the sum of digits at odd positions = 8+5+7+4+3+6 =32
Multiply the number obtained in step 1 by 3
=32 *3 =96
Step 3 :
Add the sum of digits at even places = 0+6+1+3+6 = 16
Add the number obtained in Step 2 to this = 96+16 =112
Now on adding the check digit which brings it closest to its multiple of 10 ie 8