Many companies are now considering their environmental impact. How can your disposable glove type affect this?
Despite the food safety, environmental and occupational risks, vinyl remains the most common disposable glove used in food handling. We explain why companies are phasing out the use of PVC (vinyl) gloves and switching to safer, healthier & more cost-effective nitrile gloves.
Labour rights abuse in disposable glove manufacturing is regularly reported. Recently the US banned glove imports from a large manufacturer, WRP Asia Pacific. Read more here now.
Thiurams can be used in disposable glove manufacturing to make them stronger and more elastic. They're also allergens and have been used in germicides and fungicides.
Pathogens that are known to cause food spoilage have been found on brand new disposable gloves compliant for food handling. Find out how this is possible here.