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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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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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How to Choose the Best Disposable Gloves for Your Business

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How to Choose the Best Disposable Gloves for Your Business

Choosing the correct material for your disposable gloves can make all the difference in your business. Let STRONG help you figure out which glove is best for you and your business. Here is some information on the different materials to help you make your choice. Disposable Glove Materials We offer general purpose latex in both powdered and powder free options. Because it is the cheapest material, latex is a favorite choice in the jan/san industry. We offer both exam vinyl gloves and general purpose in powdered and powder free options. The general-purpose vinyl are a cost-effective choice for the jan/san or food...

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