I am not a scientist and I am no expert on PVC, plasticizers, or BPA.
But, what I am expert on is our gloves… I am involved everyday with the sourcing, manufacturer and distribution of gloves to some very large (and small) food processing facilities. They rely on us to get it right for them and keep their staff, product, customers and reputation safe.
I have been helping them stay safe for over 15 years.
The Natural Foods Industry in the US is growing fast and in some cases attracting large investment. It is important that the original goals in providing nutritious, safe and transparent products to your customers is not lost in this race for growth.
Many of our customers and potential customers use words like these…
It has been concerning to see the number of food processing and foodservice businesses that use PVC or Vinyl gloves. There can be some serious risk with these gloves:
There is of course plenty of literature that defends the use of these Phthalates and BPA claiming that they are not harmful in the levels that could be leached from a PE bottle or a PVC glove for example. But… most of us are still pretty nervous about this.
I am happy to discuss this with you, your co-packer or glove supplier and advise (without obligation to buy Eagle gloves) on what I think the best options are for your particular facility.
As a Certified BCorp (Class of 2012) we are bound by our values and mission to (as our byline says) offer protection for a busy dirty world.
Protection for your company, your staff, your customers and your reputation!
Even if you don’t use vinyl gloves - do you really know who manufactures your gloves and what the factory is like? I have spent years visiting factories throughout Asia and I could tell you some stories! If transparency is an important value in your business then you need to know.