NCL Update: 2019-nCoV (Novel CoronaVirus)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations,including the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring the situation and provides comprehensive and timely updates.

What are Coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that were first identified in the mid-1960s and are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Coronaviruses are not typically transmitted between animals and humans. With the discovery of 2019 Novel Coronavirus there are now seven strains of coronavirus known to be capable of transmission from animals to humans. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) CoV was responsible for a large outbreak in 2003 and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrom (MERS) CoV was responsible for an outbreak in 2012.

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Featured Shrimp

BFS stocks the widest selection of shrimp in the country, in many size from tiny to huge, pack sizes from 2 lb to large cases, head-on, peeled, or unpeeled, raw or cooked, wholesale or retail packaging and many more options.

Read on for a snapshot selection of some of the shrimp that we carry, as well as a useful key.

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Disinfecting

Cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in China, the US, Canada and Brazil. The best way to prevent the spread is use the proper disinfectants to keep surfaces clean in your establishment and home. This applies to schools, institutions such as nursing homes, medical facilities, offices, public places like airports and government offices, hotels, restaurants etc.

BFS stocks several professional products that kill the coronavirus, as part of our portfolio of superior chemical cleaning products.

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Afia Foaming Hand Soap

afia foaming hand cleaners

One of the simplest, but also most often ignored practices in maintaining personal health is the routine washing of hands. This easy exercise is extremely effective in the prevention of germ transmission. Routine and effective hand washing not only has personal health benefits, but also extends to others in your facility.

BFS is the exclusive distributer for National Chemical Laboratories (NCL) and currently offers the Afia™ line of foaming hand soaps and hand sanitiser, including free dispenser installation.

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Bangers or Not? All About Irish & English Sausages

“Bangers and Mash” is one of the most widely-known British dishes in the world, starring the much-beloved British Sausage aka the “Banger”. England and Ireland are both respected for their distinctively delicious sausages, but are they really interchangeable?

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Smoked Salmon, Lox and Gravlax

Smoked Salmon, also called Cold-Smoked Salmon is a salmon fish fillet that has been cured with salt, sugar and spices and smoked at 99°F. It is a delicacy associated with a more sophisticated market but that has universal appeal. Very popular for elegant hors d’ouerves, satisfying sandwiches, catering and in European and Canadian dishes.

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Fryer Oil Maintenance

Your deep fryer is a sizable investment for your kitchen, in terms of upfront cost, constant attention by your labour force and the need to constantly monitor the cooking oil. It is hot, slippery work, and requires experience to deal with handling hot oil and properly cooking all types of foods. However, your deep fryer can be your cash cow, turning out crowd favourites like fries, chicken wings, chicken tenders and fried seafood for an excellent profit. Your biggest expense related to the fryer will be the constant need to purchase cooking oil, which is a required component of deep fat frying. This articles explains the causes of dirty oil and how to keep it cleaner for longer, prolonging the life of the oil you purchase.

Contamination and high heat are the biggest issues for oil life. Learn the best ways to get the most out of your oil.


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