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02-11-23 Major Gap In Public Safety From Contaminated Gloves Identified: “Don’t Be Cheap,” Says Industry Veteran
28-04-22 Eagle Protect CEO Steve Ardagh Lands Spot On Momentum Summit’s MO100 Impact Ranking
19-01-22 Eagle Protect Sounds Alarm on Supply Chain Contamination
13-04-21 PPE Company Sets Industry Leading Sustainability Goals
06-04-21 Toxic Chemical In Food Grade Gloves Causes Product Recall
03-02-21 Eagle Protect’s New US COO To Maximise Responsible PPE Growth
07-07-20 World’s Only B Corp™ Certified PPE Supplier Gains 4th Certification; Helps Reduce Coronavirus Waste
13-05-20 Purchasing Of Gloves And PPE For NZ Results In Poor Quality
14-04-20 Purchasing PPE During Covid-19 Pandemic: Beware Of Faulty Products From New “suppliers”
09-03-20 Foodborne Illness Pathogens & fecal Contaminants Found on New Disposable Gloves
05-03-19 Glove Company Reducing Customers Environmental Impact
21-12-18 Glove Manufacturer Accused of Labour Rights Abuse
13-03-18 Eagle Protect Discontinues Vinyl Glove Sales Due to Food Safety & Health risks
22-03-18 NZ Food Safety Company Reducing Foodborne Illness In The U.S 
26-09-17 Eagle Protect sets Global Food Industry Standards with Child Labor Free Certification
21-03-13 Eagle Consumables - NZ's first certified B Corporation



04-11-21 True Crime: Recycled Disposable Gloves Flood the Market ISSA Media
19-04-21 Eagle Protect: The Only Glove Company with B Corporation Status
09-09-21 The Wash Podcast: A Discussion with Gloving Expert Steve Ardagh Meritech



29-04-24 NZ company Eagle Protect helps US police fighting fentanyl drug danger | NZ Herald
07-03-24 The ‘Glove Guy’ calls upon his industry to ban the sale of vinyl gloves Food Safety News
26-01-24 Gloves play key PPE role in operational efficiency The National Provisioner
09-11-23 Unlocking the potential of investing in people, purpose and PPE Seed The Change
15-07-23 Five questions: Eagle Protect chief executive Steve Ardagh The Press - Te Matatika
01-04-23 Are Your Gloves Really Hygienic? Food New Zealand
20-03-23 Eagle Protect ensures high-performance disposable gloves  NZ Manufacturer
13-02-23 Eagle Protect eyes NZX listing NBR
31-01-23 Study finds half of new disposable gloves carry microbes from poo Stuff
12-12-22 Small business: NZ glove maker Eagle Protect challenging unexpectedly dirty industry NZ Herald
13-01-22 Eagle Protect a Global Award Winner Make Lemonade
03-11-21 Reducing Food Waste: Steve Ardagh of Eagle Protect On How They Are Helping To Eliminate Food Waste Authority Magazine
13-10-21 Eagle Protect partners with FDA award winner Make Lemonade
12-10-21 5 Questions with Steve Ardagh Quality Assurance Magazine
16-08-21 Are food compliant gloves always up to the job? Food Safety News
06-05-21 Responsible sourcing is key to rid labor abuse from PPE supply chain Supply Chain Dive
07-01-21 Steve Ardagh of Eagle Protect: How To Take Your Company From Good To Great Authority Magazine
03-09-20 Ethically sourcing disposable gloves and clothing a major covid issue Make Lemonade
24-08-20 Coronavirus: Is your Covid-19 PPE made with forced labour? Stuff National News
30-06-20 Government must take more 'collaborative' approach to how it sources PPE - supplier One News
29-04-19 Improve your Environmental Impact with Better Quality Gloves Meat Export NZ
11-01-19 Glove Polymers: The Unregulated Food Safety ThreatFood Safety Tech
03-04-18 Vinyl vs nitrile disposable glovesRefrigerated & Frozen Foods
26-03-18 Eagle Protect drops vinyl gloves for food safety and health reasonsMeat Export NZ
01-03-18 Kiwi food safety company making inroads in US | Exporter Today
23-01-18 Are Vinyl Gloves a Food Safety Hazard? |  What's New in Food Processing & Manufacturing
23-01-18 Are Your Disposable Food Gloves Safe?  |  Food Quality & Safety Magazine
10-06-16 US food industry focus is squarely on food safety, Eagle finds | Meat Export NZ
01-02-16 The Changing Face of Business Success | Latitude Magazine
21-10-15 Christchurch Companies leading the way | Scoop Independent News
06-11-15 Christchurch firm Eagle Protect earns triple bottom line rating | Stuff Business News



Steve Ardagh, CEO
Steve Ardagh is the founder and CEO of Eagle Protect. After establishing Eagle Protect as an industry leader in New Zealand, he relocated with his family to the US in January 2016 and launched Eagle Protect PBC, bringing Eagle's values of providing products that are certified food safe, ethically sourced and environmentally better. Steve is driven to keep consumers safe by reducing the risk of food borne illness one high-quality disposable glove at a time.
Lynda Ronaldson, VP of Marketing
Lynda Ronaldson is part owner and Vice President of Marketing at Eagle Protect with responsibility for marketing strategy, brand management and media partnerships. She is passionate about food safety and is determined to improve food safety programs in the US food industry through education and collaborative research. Reigning from Scotland, prior to Eagle Lynda worked as a physical therapist.
Barry Michaels is an international scientific consultant on food safety, infectious disease transmission and glove use, and has been an independent advisor to academic institutions, government regulatory agencies, industry and non-profit organisations. He and scientific collaborator Professor Griffith have worked on behalf of the B. Michaels Group Inc., an international scientific consultancy organisation. Michaels & Griffith each have a lifetime of experience in the fields of infectious disease investigation, control and prevention in food and healthcare industries.



Eagle Protect supplies ethically sourced disposable gloves and protective clothing. Eagle’s passion for improving their customers food safety and sustainability practices has led to the ongoing collaboration and research with Barry Michaels, and is dedicated to helping the food industry reduce glove related cross-contamination risks.

Founded in New Zealand over 10 years ago, Eagle Protect grew rapidly to now supply approximately 80% of the primary food processing industry with their core range of products.

Eagle Protect became a Certified B Corporation® in 2012, the first company in Aotearoa, New Zealand, to achieve the certification. Recertification has been awarded consecutively since 2012 and Eagle remains the world’s only B Corp certified disposable glove and clothing specialist.

In 2017, Eagle Protect was certified Child Labor Free* to Manufacturing level for a certain range of products - the world’s first and only disposable glove and clothing specialists to earn both distinctions.

For more information on Eagle Protect and the work we do, download our Press Kit below. 

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*The organisation behind Child Labor Free has ceased offering accreditation renewal, effective December 2020.


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