Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Food Safety

Foodservice And Food Processing, Keeping Hair Where It Belongs

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

No one enjoys the experience of taking a bite of food to be met with a mysterious hair. It’s a total appetite crusher. As workers in the food service and food processing industries, it is so important to take proper precautions to keep your hair tied back and out of the way so that it doesn’t end up in someone’s food. The food processing industry actually tends to have quite stringent requirements for containing hair of employees, with hair and beard nets as well as sleeves. Keeping hair out of unsuspecting customers’ food starts at home. The better personal hygiene you have,...

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Keys to Safety in Food Production

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

When it comes to staying safe in the food production industry, you have a large responsibility. Not only are you protecting yourself and your employees, but you are responsible to protect consumers as well. We’ve gathered a handful of tips to help you implement safety protocols into your workplace. Cleanliness  Wash your hands: You should always wash your hands with soap and water before an after handling any food, especially raw or uncooked foods. Any time you change tasks, you should wash your hands and put on a fresh pair of gloves. Wash your surfaces: You should maintain cleanliness on your kitchen...

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Gloves for Food Plant Sanitization

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

If you’re working in an industry that is meant to achieve cleanliness, like food plant sanitization, then wearing gloves is a mandatory practice in order to keep cleanliness at the very forefront. Working in the food plant sanitization industry would include things like deep cleaning and treating surfaces that are already cleaned, to further destroy any sort of disease causing or spoilage causing organisms. Wearing gloves for this sanitization process not only helps the cleanliness level to be maintained, but it also protects the wearer from potential hazards caused by chemicals used in the sanitization process. In addition, man food plant sanitization...

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Why Use Different Colored Gloves in the Workplace

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Does using different colored gloves in your workplace really have a benefit? Nowadays nitrile gloves come in a rainbow of colors. When it comes to cleanroom gloves, the industry standard is a white colored glove because any sort of contamination is easily spotted on a lighter surface. Additionally, when other colors are added to the glove material, the gloves could potentially react differently to cleanroom products and processes. While white is still the preferred color for the cleanroom, some companies may opt for a blue colored glove to provide more contrast and encourage compliance. When working in a laboratory, it could be...

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Some Tips to Help Prevent Food Bourne Illnesses

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Approximately 1 in every 6 Americans suffer from a food borne illness each year, which leads us to make every possible effort to try and prevent these illnesses from spreading. While this could seem like a daunting task, we’ve compiled resources for you that categorize these precautions into four main steps.   Clean Be sure to wash hands, surfaces, and kitchen tools thoroughly between uses and tasks, or if any of these become contaminated. A proper cleaning includes things like scrubbing with hot soapy water, using safe water, and removing any dirt or debris. Take note that alcohol-based hand sanitizers...

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