What's the difference between food grade and medical grade gloves?

The difference between Industrial Grade and Medical/Surgical Grade gloves is the proficiency displayed on the FDA safety guidelines and requirements. As far as Food Service Grade gloves, the USDA has regulations on the glove material used in glove production.

People who have bought medical gloves will find that medical gloves are mainly divided into powder and powder free. The powder medical gloves are mainly talcum powder. Although the purpose of talcum powder is to wear conveniently and is not toxic, it can not be eaten or used as Food gloves.
Of course, corn starch is used for lubrication, and corn starch is also selected food grade, but it is not recommended to use powdered medical gloves as food gloves.

Of course, if it is powder free medical gloves, can be used as edible gloves.

In fact, when a doctor is examining a patient, wearing gloves may come into contact with the patient's mouth and skin surface. From this we can also judge that medical gloves can touch the mucous membranes of the human body. Of course, as edible gloves, there is no problem.


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