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As Norkem steps into 2021, it’s safe to say the company is looking back on a complex and challenging 12 months. With Norkem’s truly international status, the company has faced numerous challenges, having to adapt to changing rules and regulations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As Norkem enters our 51st year of operation, it’s safe to say that Norkem has risen to these challenges, to continue as an industry leader in the chemicals supply world.
Norkem is pleased to confirm a full stock of Potassium Bicarbonate ahead of newly increased demand as a result of increased global interest in the product’s capabilities. Potassium Bicarbonate is a highly useful and versatile product, which is used in several industry sectors including Food and Drink, Industrial and Animal Feed. Norkem has long supplied Potassium Bicarbonate for its myriad uses, which are now being expanded even further thanks to new research into its properties and qualities.
Today, it is more important than ever to ensure that nutrition and physical health are at the forefront of our minds. Ensuring that we are in good physical health is essential during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which (in addition to exercise and hydration) means that the vitamins, fibres and minerals we consume is of paramount importance.
As part of the campaign to protect the nation from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the UK government has been attempting to encourage its citizens to monitor their nutritional intake and reduce their intake of refined sugars to tackle the country’s current obesity epidemic. As we have explored in previous articles, the recent analysis of obesity’s correlation with COVID-19 implied a potential 48% increased likelihood of death from the virus for those who are significantly overweight. With the nation consuming refined sugar at triple the recommended rate, the government has decided to tackle the problem at the source.
Norkem is pleased to have supported the Food Standard Agency (FSA) and its novel food application regulation of CBD products since its inception in February of this year. Now, with the novel foods application deadline approaching in the coming months, Norkem reiterates its commitment to the FSA’s regulation of CBD products and looks forward to the implementation of the FSA’s new regulatory system.
In July, the UK government unveiled its proposed plans to introduce a ban on certain types of food advertising across the country. In an effort to protect the nation from COVID-19, the government and relevant health authorities (like the NHS and its advisory bodies) revealed a plan to combat high levels of obesity among the population. According to reported research, obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effects of COVID-19, with some statistics linking obesity to a 48% increase of death from the virus.
Norkem is able to offer a comprehensive range of Zinc Oxide grades, which are being delivered and shipped as normal in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. With technical grades produced by American Process, Red Seal and High Purity made by French Process and Active Zinc oxide made by Chemical Wet Process, Norkem can provide Zinc Oxide to suit every application and industry. Norkem has a long history of supplying Zinc oxide to clients and partners, and has taken every care to secure the supply chain to ensure consistent stock.