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How to Select the Right Disposable Glove

Choosing the right disposable glove is vital for safety. Learn how to select the right glove material, thickness, cuff length and texture.

Choosing the right disposable glove is paramount when ensuring proper food safety practices. By selecting gloves suitable for handling various types of food, including raw meats, fruits and vegetables, we can minimize the risk of contamination and protect both the consumers and our business reputation.

With a wide range of gloves available on the market, it is crucial to consider factors such as material, thickness, texture and durability, cuff length and comfort to make an informed decision that meets the specific needs of our food handling processes. 

Let's prioritize food safety by making smart glove choices.

Given the increased emphasis on infection control and hand hygiene, using a clean food-safe glove before handling food is essential.

But what is that? We are here to help you choose the right disposable glove.

So how do you select the right glove for food handling?

There are a few things you should look for. 

First, you have to determine the suitable material for the task. We recommend using a high-quality nitrile glove when handling food.

Latex isn't used when working with food because some people are allergic to proteins on the left.

Polyethylene gloves are intended to be used for one to two minutes maximum, and then they should be changed, for instance, when a worker makes a sandwich.

Thickness and Quality 

A thicker glove does not mean a stronger glove. Glove strength is determined by the quality of materials used to make the gloves, not the thickness. 

You can get a sense of the quality of the glove by looking at the acceptable quality level or the AQL.

The higher the number, the lower the glove quality. Eagle Protect’s gloves have an AQL of 1.5, which is better than what's required for medical-grade gloves. 

Length and Texture

When choosing gloves, it's essential to determine if you require a longer cuff or a textured grip. Each glove excels in various situations, so it's crucial to test its suitability for the task at hand, ensuring durability and functionality.

Choosing the Correct Glove for your Food Safety Plan

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