Being the curious guy I am, after playing around with the food prices yesterday, I wondered if there is a [free] source that allows entering a UPC code (perhaps by using your iPhone to scan a barcode) and pulling up the description of that item… (you’re getting ahead of me!)
So I started following the bread crumbs that ultimately led me to the “United Nations Standard Products and Service Code. Things that involve the whole world require a United Nations Agency to permit companies to create and sell products. the UNSPSC was created by the United Nations Development Programme [sic] in cooperation with Dun & Bradstreet.
“It is the most efficient, accurate and flexible classification system available today for achieving company-wide visibility of spend analysis, enabling procurement to deliver on cost-effectiveness demands and allowing full exploitation of electronic commerce capabilities.”
50335827 is the code for ” Dried organic elephant heart plums”