Whether you work in the food industry, or just cook for your family at home, we recommend you find the perfect disposable glove to protect yourself while cooking.
Using disposable gloves while handling food is super convenient because rather than thoroughly washing your hands after each task (which dries out your skin very quickly and is time consuming) you can simply change into a fresh pair of gloves.
A good pair of disposable nitrile or vinyl gloves will protect you, the wearer, from any contaminants that come from handling raw and uncooked foods. If you properly change your gloves after handling uncooked food, the spread of these contaminants will also be minimized.
The best option for handling uncooked food, or in any food prep situation, is a disposable nitrile glove. While nitrile and latex gloves offer many of the same excellent features, latex takes a back seat because of its allergen risks. Especially when working in a commercial food industry, you never know who is allergic to latex, so it is best to just use nitrile. Nitrile gloves are very fitted to your hand, and relatively thin, so you won’t have to worry about compromising the dexterity and sensitivity you have when wearing no glove.
Nitrile is also inherently resistant to many common chemicals and substances found in the kitchen and are also puncture resistant. If you are worried about keeping things clean and sanitary while serving food, then you could opt for a disposable vinyl glove. Vinyl gloves tend to be more loosely fitting, so they’re not ideal for situations where you need dexterity. However, they will act as a sufficient barrier against germs and other contamination when it comes to serving food.
What Are Food Grade Gloves?
Food grade gloves contain materials that are generally considered safe for use with food and food packaging. Food approved gloves are designed to help prevent contamination and promote food hygiene. Many types of gloves fit this description, but vinyl and nitrile is a great material choice because it is strong and free of contaminants and additives.
Framework Regulation for Food Handling
EU legislation Gloves intended to come into contact with food are subject to the regulations and standards for “personal protective equipment (PPE)”, and they must also meet the specific requirements for food handling. Selecting the right protective gloves is easier once you are familiar with the gloves and pay attention to the respective labels. In recent years, the EU has issued several directives and regulations in connection with food and gloves. Regulation EC 1935/2004 lays down the general requirements for all materials and articles (e.g., gloves) intended to come into contact with food.
Nitrile and Vinyl Disposable Gloves
Nitrile Gloves are on high rated food-safe rubber gloves. Nitrile gloves are made of synthetic rubber. Perhaps the most versatile gloves, nitrile gloves come in a variety of thicknesses and types from 3 mil thick food service gloves to 6 mil thick industrial gloves. This makes them extremely resistant to tears, punctures, solvents and chemicals, and suitable for use in the manufacturing industry. They can be used for nearly any task, and are also available in a low dermatitis style.
At Nayble Ltd, we offer a range of Nitrile powder free gloves including a thick, high quality 9 newton glove plus a range of accelerator free gloves ideal for Type IV chemical accelerator allergy sufferers.
Vinyl gloves are comfortable, safe, and latex-free, they can be used for general tasks. Vinyl gloves are commonly used for food preparation and general housecleaning tasks like cooking, serving, or even non-high-risk janitorial work to keep hands protected at all times. Vinyl gloves are typically cheaper to purchase than their latex or nitrile counterparts, making them excellent disposable gloves for everyday use.
At Nayble Ltd, we offer a wide range of vinyl gloves that feature both lightly powdered and powder-free options and come in a variety of colours depending on their required use. Gloveman is our top brand certified food-safe disposable gloves.