What Is Nitrile?

December 10, 2018

We get asked quite a lot what nitrile actually is. Simply put, nitrile (nitrile butadiene rubber) is a synthetic, latex-free rubber. Nitrile disposable gloves have characteristics similar to latex such as their elasticity and strength, but do...

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Tag: Food Safety Dental/Medical

New Face Mask Standards - Are You Compliant?

November 27, 2018

Are you using the correct level of Face Masks in your practice? The Australian Standard for single-use Face Masks for use within New Zealand healthcare environments has changed to AS 4381:2015, which now supersedes AS 4381: 2002. 

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Tag: Dental/Medical

Fingerprinting Gloves To Further Verify Food Safety

November 12, 2018

Quality matters, so does price. Variabilities in price between similar products exist for several reasons, cost and quality of ingredients, manufacturing standards, potential effects of these products and packaging on our health.

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Tag: Food Safety

Food Safety a highlight at the NZ Food Awards

November 2, 2018

For over 30 years, the annual NZ Food Awards have acknowledged and recognised innovation, creativity and excellence right across the food value chain. These Awards showcase how the food and beverage market is moving towards sustainability whilst...

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Tag: Food Safety

2018 BCorp Champions Retreat: What We Learnt

October 12, 2018

New Orleans was the exciting venue for our 5th B Corp Champions Retreat. This annual event brings together 500 or more change makers from across the US and around the globe; all with the shared focus on building business that strive to create a...

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Tag: BCorp

3 Reasons To Purchase From A Certified BCorp

September 26, 2018

We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation! According to B Lab, Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance...

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Tag: Child Labor Free, BCorp Sustainability

Disposable Gloves, The Canary In The Coal Mine

September 24, 2018

This expression originated from the times when miners used to carry caged canaries while at work. If there was any methane or carbon monoxide in the mine, the canary would die before the levels of the gas reached those hazardous to humans…

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Tag: Food Safety

Mitigate the Risks of Glove Fraud

August 6, 2018

With the reported cases of food fraud increasing steadily in recent years, supply chain transparency is becoming more and more essential in order to identify the “hot spots” requiring traceability.

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Tag: Food Safety

Prevention Vs Detection - Root Cause Analysis of Cross-contamination

July 30, 2018

Technological advances have allowed the U.S. public health system to get better at identifying foodborne outbreaks. There were 902 foodborne outbreaks reported in 2015, up from 801 in 2011 - food contamination is not increasing, but the ability...

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Tag: Food Safety

Skin Disease & Hand Injuries Caused by Disposable Gloves

July 24, 2018

Contact dermatitis caused by cheap disposable gloves

Occupational skin disease (OSD) and injuries to the hand and upper limb (musculoskeletal disorders - MSDS) are hazards for any worker wearing cheap disposable gloves. 

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