We would like to make our customers aware of the current uncertainty surrounding the new Coronavirus in China and how this may limit supply of certain raw materials in the flavor and fragrance industry. We ourselves are preparing for the availability of raw materials in the Flavour and Fragrance industry to become more limited, although nobody can at present be sure to what extent.
Many provinces, municipalities and regions in China returned to work on Monday, however there have since been reports of many employers extending the return-to-work date to the 16th. Hence, we would advise all of our customers to be mindful of this. Whilst we will endeavour to maintain all recent quotes and orders, any unconfirmed quotes will be subject to reconfirmation.
There are now 8 cases of the new Coronavirus in the UK at the time of writing, the UK is still on low alert but we are readying ourselves should circumstances escalate rapidly.
Our thoughts are with our friends in China at this challenging time.