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21 May, 2024 &bull

Why the Colour of Gloves You Use Matter!


Chika Ada Okegbe

Content Writer



The use of disposable gloves is a common way you reduce bare hand contact with food you process. Food businesses, like yours, may use hundreds of thousands of disposable gloves every year and it's not uncommon for glove parts to get torn during processing. 

But one crucial way you can contain glove pieces from ending up on the plate of your consumers is the use of coloured gloves. 

 This is why most gloves used in food processing is blue, it's not just a fashion statement. Blue gloves stands out against most food type, making it easy to spot and remove if any piece gets torn during processing.

Imagine you are processing cassava or yam, wearing clear gloves and some part of it gets torn (most likely), this tiny, clear rubber pieces can easily blend in with the cassava or yam you are processing. It would be almost impossible to detect and remove all the pieces and this can contaminate the final product reaching your consumers.

But, if you used bright coloured gloves, like blue, you can reduce the risk of this physical contamination from happening. It would be easier to detect and remove any torn piece, ensuring that your products remain safe and of high quality.

Ultimately, the best colour of gloves for your business depends on the food you process. Blue coloured gloves works well for most food, but if you process food with a lot of blue or purple ingredients, you can consider other bright colours like green or yellow.

So, next time you are stocking up on disposable gloves, skip the clear ones and grab a box of blue coloured ones (or any other bold colour). They might not be the star of the show, but these colourful heroes will ensure your food products stay delicious and contamination free!

Written by:

Chika Ada Okegbe



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