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What kind of disposable gloves food safe?

On 7 April 2020, FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released《COVID-19 and Food Safety: Guidance for Food Businesses

In this guide, there are clear requirements for food workers to wear disposable gloves, the details are as follows:

  • Food workers can use gloves, but they must be changed frequently and must wash their hands after removing gloves when changing them. Gloves must be replaced after non-food-related activities such as opening/closing doors by hand and emptying bins.
  • Food workers should be aware that wearing gloves can allow bacteria to build upon the surface of the hand, so it is extremely important to wash your hands when removing gloves to avoid subsequent contamination of food. Food workers should avoid touching their mouths and eyes when wearing gloves.
  • The use of disposable gloves is not a substitute for handwashing in food work environments. The COVID-19 virus can contaminate disposable gloves, just as it can contaminate workers' hands. Removing disposable gloves can cause hand contamination.
  • And wearing disposable gloves can give a false sense of security and may lead to workers not washing their hands as often as required.
  • Washing hands is better at preventing infection than wearing disposable gloves. Food businesses need to ensure adequate sanitation is available and that food workers wash their hands thoroughly and frequently. Wash your hands with plain soap and warm water. Hand sanitizers can be used as an additional measure, but should not replace hand washing.


What kind of disposable gloves food safe for food workers?

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