Disposable gloves are valuable across many industries, as they provide a barrier of protection for hands using sensitive materials. Workers in the food and beverage industry use disposable gloves regularly to prevent the spread of germs and stop contamination. All around the world, disposable gloves are an essential tool in commercial kitchens.
Ensuring you choose the right type of disposable glove is essential for safe food handling. While many disposable glove options are available, nitrile food service gloves are often considered one of the best for ensuring food safety and cleanliness.
Why Are Gloves Essential When Food Handling?
Did you know the surface of a typical human hand is covered in more than 2 million microorganisms? Washing your hands can help get rid of some of these bacteria; however, disposable gloves are essential if you want to avoid the spread of foodborne illness. Disposable gloves reduce contact with food and help block the transfer of microorganisms that could potentially cause contamination and disease.
Disposable gloves also protect employees from irritants that could affect their skin, like hot peppers that could burn or garlic that can leave lingering odours.
Are Nitrile gloves safe for food handling?
Nitrile gloves are an excellent option for safe food handling for several reasons. When choosing gloves for handling food, you need to select a strong, durable, and puncture-resistant glove to protect your employees and your customers.
The gloves also need to be suitable for your employees to wear. Unlike latex (with its high allergy rate), Nitrile is almost totally allergy-safe, meaning your employees are unlikely to react to them. Nitrile gloves also won’t contaminate food with potentially harmful allergens or chemicals.
Features Of Nitrile Gloves
· Nitrile gloves are latex-free, puncture-resistant, and comfortable to wear.
· They will fit to your hand and are comfortable to wear for extended periods.
· If you work in areas that involve handling high-risk foods, such as chicken, nitrile gloves are the right choice.
· Nitrile gloves are strong and durable even under stressful conditions.
· In contrast to vinyl gloves, our nitrile gloves are bio-degradable and less harmful to the environment.
Get your food-safe nitrile gloves today
AP Direct Sales carries a variety of top-quality nitrile gloves for sale, for safely handling food in commercial kitchens, with multiple sizes and colours available to ensure you get the exact glove you need. We keep an extensive inventory which allows us to fill bulk orders quickly.
Choose our nitrile gloves to reduce the risk of cross-contamination in your commercial kitchen and ensure you are wearing suitable gloves to protect your customers and employees.