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Here’s What Food Service Disposable Glove Customers Really Want

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Here’s What Food Service Disposable Glove Customers Really Want

We’re going to be totally honest with you: Restaurant managers do not care where they buy their gloves from, as long as buying their gloves doesn’t cause them any extra work. Beyond the material type (latex, vinyl, nitrile or poly), color and tear resistance needs, they aren’t going to think about their gloves much more than making sure they have enough in stock. In fact, many restaurant owners like to keep their glove supply on an auto-ordering system to maintain enough on hand (pun intended) without a thought. They are likely ordering from a big company like Sysco or US...

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Can Quality Kinesiology Tape Also Be Affordable?

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Can Quality Kinesiology Tape Also Be Affordable?

Picture it: it’s 2008. The Beijing Olympics have just begun, and viewers at home watch as Olympic athletes stride out covered in brightly colored tapes. What’s so strange about this tape is that it’s not wrapped around their limbs like athletic tape, but instead it’s stuck onto the wearer in different shapes and patterns. When interviewed, Olympians like Michael Phelps touted the amazing benefits of “kinesiology tape.” This is how kinesiology tape rose in popularity. Soon after, athletes of all levels began buying the strange new tape. Unfortunately, kinesiology tape was rather expensive for a long time. Making Kinesiology Tape...

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Powdered Vs. Powder Free Disposable Gloves

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Powdered Vs. Powder Free Disposable Gloves

  One of the many choices you will be faced with when choosing the disposable gloves for your business is powdered or powder free gloves? Both have their uses and benefits. Let’s look at the difference between the two. Powdered Gloves Powdered disposable gloves are convenient for those who require many quick changes in gloves like those working in food prep. The powder, which is often made out of cornstarch, makes it easier to don and remove the gloves. Unfortunately, the powder does leave a bit of a residue wherever is touched, which can cause contamination. The powder on latex...

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Latex Gloves Banned in 4 States. What Are Your Alternatives?

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Latex Gloves Banned in 4 States. What Are Your Alternatives?

On March 1, 2019, Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon and Hawaii officially banned the use of latex gloves in food service operations and retail food establishments. More states are likely to follow suit. Latex gloves have been the go-to for the food service industry for decades. They’re durable, stretchy, tactile and cost-effective. They also provide great barrier protection. What went wrong? Why Ban Latex? According to the American Latex Allergy Association, around 3 million people in the U.S. are allergic to latex. Allergic reactions to latex often include skin rashes and hives. Sometimes the person may experience nasal, eye or sinus symptoms....

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Dental Professionals Protect Against Infections with STRONG Procedure Masks

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Dental Professionals Protect Against Infections with STRONG Procedure Masks

Dentists and hygienists didn’t always use procedure masks. Back in the 1960s, published reports investigated why dentists and hygienists seemed to suffer from upper respiratory tract infections than the average person. Later studies showed that dentists who did not routinely wear masks during patient care suffered from colds more often as well. Eventually, procedure masks became a requirement for dentists and hygienists to protect against airborne germs generated from dental care. High Quality Protection You Need You need a high-quality procedure mask to deliver a strong defense against airborne germs and illnesses. Are your employees protected?  STRONG Procedure Masks are the...

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