Effectiveness of Gloves in Reducing COVID-19 Transmission

The use of PPE together with excellent hand hygiene has been identified by the CDC as essential in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Gloves and masks are now being worn by most workers in the food industries. But wearing disposable gloves..

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Trusting Your PPE Supplier During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) - face masks, gloves and clothing - far surpassing supply. This has resulted in limited stock available for key industries and frontline workers, with some..

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Prevent Glove Related Cross-Contamination

With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the effectiveness of your glove’s barrier protection has never been more important to help prevent cross-contamination. Wearing disposable gloves alone does not necessarily prevent the spread of..

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Vinyl Glove Risks

Despite the food safety, environmental and occupational risks of vinyl gloves being widely reported, vinyl gloves remain the most common glove used in food handling in the US because of their perceived cheap price point. With pressures on..

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Do Your Gloves Comply with USDA Organic Regulations?

USDA Organic Regulations ensure the consumer that organically labeled products meet consistent national standards. The term ‘organic’ indicates the product has been produced through approved methods, as set by the USDA organic regulations, and..

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Why Gloves Can Contain Fungicides

You would never use a glove with a fungicide in it, right? Well you might. Thiurams are accelerators that can be used in glove manufacturing to help the process of vulcanization - this makes a glove stronger and more elastic. Thiurams are also..

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Why New Gloves are Contaminated

New and unused disposable gloves should be clean, you shouldn’t expect anything but! However, large varieties of bacterial contamination of new and unused single-use gloves have been tested for in scientific studies. Results showed gloves were..

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Dirty Gloves Linked to Food Spoilage

Manufacturers selling gloves that state they are compliant for food handling are not required to check for bioburden or toxicity of the glove either at the factory or on entry into the US. Disposable glove manufacturing is largely unregulated...

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Diamond Grip Gloves are Improving Meat & Food Processing

The food processing industry is changing. New machinery, processes and other advancements are constantly pushing food manufacturing forward. That’s the good news.

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Glove Toxins Affect IVF Results

A study by an infertility center has scientifically shown the toxicity of disposable gloves can affect in vitro fertilization (IVF) results. Specifically, toxicity levels in 10 different types of medical gloves were tested, and results revealed..

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