Wearing Disposable Food Preparation Gloves Near Heat

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Wearing Disposable Food Preparation Gloves Near Heat

Disposable food preparation gloves are required by federal law to be worn in food establishments, during the preparation and handling of food. However there are a number of different materials to choose from when selecting disposable food preparation gloves. These choices include:

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    • Latex
    • Vinyl
    • Synthetic
    • Poly
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The FDA recommends that non-latex gloves be worn by food workers to prevent reactions to latex allergies. Additionally, the FDA specifies that Poly gloves should not be worn near heat sources due to the fact that they aren't fire resistant. Always read the safety data sheet when purchasing disposable food preparation gloves.



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