Food safety is of the utmost importance at Nelson-Jameson. Since the recent novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak, Nelson-Jameson has been continuously monitoring the situation for updates. To date, the FDA has not made a formal statement connecting coronavirus with food ingredients imported from China. Currently, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.

Nelson-Jameson is working with our vendors that supply products from China, as well as other countries affected by outbreaks, for assurance that there is no risk to the product we sell to our customers. In addition, our Product Management team is working with vendors to keep the supply chain moving without interrupting our customers' business. Please be aware with a continuation of this pandemic, product allocations and shortages may be likely from both Nelson-Jameson and our vendors. Our teams are closely monitoring the effects on our overall supply chain to minimize disruptions where possible. 

Click here to read the official COVID-19 Statement from our Chairman of the Board, Adam Nelson.

Allocation


Current inventory strain is being experienced on several products, but we continue to monitor and secure inventory to serve you. We are under allocation for these items but are committed to providing our core customers product to maintain operations.

As of , the following items are in allocation:

  • Face Masks
  • Respirators
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Disposable Clothing
  • Hand Soaps
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Surface Sanitizers
  • Hand Towels
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Facial Tissue
  • Wipers
  • Alcohol-Based Chemicals
  • General Janitorial Chemicals
  • Bathroom Cleaning Chemicals
  • Cleaning Accessories – Secondary Containers, Trigger Sprayers, and Bottles

If you have specific questions pertaining to the products your company purchases from Nelson-Jameson, please contact your Account Manager or COVID19questions@nelsonjameson.com for more details.

Q & A


What is novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is spread from person-to-person. Current symptoms reported have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficult breathing.

How can I prevent COVID-19?

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions such as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then dispose of tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Can I become sick with COVID-19 from food?

There is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States can transmit COVID-19. The FDA is unaware of any reports that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices when handling or preparing foods, such as frequently washing hands and surfaces.

How long does the virus survive on surfaces?

It is uncertain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses may survive on surfaces anywhere from a few hours up to several days. Its life cycle may vary under differing conditions such as surface type and the temperature and/or humidity of the environment.

If you think a surface may be affected, clean it with a simple disinfectant to kill the virus. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.

Additional Resources


For Any Additional Questions – COVID19questions@nelsonjameson.com

Toolkit for Agricultural Businesses – https://datcp.wi.gov/PublishingImages/Pages/News_Media/Covid19/DATCP%20COVID-19%20Toolkit.pdf

Cleaning & Disinfection Recommendations – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

Dairy Processing Industry Guide – https://wisconsindairy.org/Dairy-Companies/covid-19/covid-19-processors

Employee Health – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

FDA- https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-supply-chain-update

USDA – https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus

OSHA – https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/