The secret meaning behind the code on fruit stickers & shoppers are stunned

HAVE you ever wondered why supermarket fruit has those tiny stickers on it?

It's not just for the barcode, there's a second code on your favourite fruit and shoppers are stunned by the secret meaning.


Joshua Bollum shared the facts in a new TikTok video – which racked up 3 million views as so many people were so unaware.

He says: "I'm sure a lot of you eat fruit and whenever you buy fruit, you always see these little stickers on them.

"These little stickers actually tell you how the fruit is grown."

And it shouldn't be disregarded, as the codes can tell you how naturally sourced your fruit is.

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Joshua zooms in on a lemon, a Pink Lady apple with the code 5030 and a Sun Pacific orange with the code 4012.

He says: "If you look closely, you should see on these stickers they'll either have a four-digit or a five-digit number.

"These numbers mean different things. A four-digit number means it's been grown with pesticides.

"A five-digit number that starts with 8 normally means it's been genetically modified.

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"And a five-digit number starting with 9 normally means it's certified organic.

"There's a little tip to consider next time you go and buy fruit."

Many backed up Joshua's info, writing: "I work in a grocery store, this is 100% true!"

One person said: "I'm surprised how many people don't believe this.

"I thought this was common knowledge by now. It's been known about for so long."

While a second joked: "Every Gen X now standing in the fruit section pulling out their glasses."

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But one said the tip was unnecessary. He mocked: "I actually don’t need to read the barcode to know if it’s organic.

"They always have a big sign, or section, and it’s double the price."

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