Can Disposable Gloves Increase Food Waste?

February 11, 2019

According to Love Food Hate Waste, New Zealanders throw away 122,547 tonnes of food a year. That is equivalent to 213 jumbo jets of food that has to go somewhere to rot, instead of being eaten. All of this food is worth about $872 million each...

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Tag: Food Safety

Do FDA Compliant Gloves Protect Our Food?

January 22, 2019

A recent investigation from the UK shows that our hands are filthy and carry a variety of gut and faecal material. The investigation found traces of faeces on every sample of McDonald’s touchscreens swabbed. 

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Tag: Food Safety Hand Hygiene

Sustainability Gain Without Change

December 17, 2018

Change. One of the hardest things for us to do, even if the reasoning is justified and everyone has bought into it. Changing habits can cause resistance.

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Tag: Sustainability Food Safety Hand Hygiene

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

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

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

What Happens When Disposable Gloves Fail?

May 25, 2018

Most glove punctures are undetected by wearers, as they are microscopic and not visible to the naked eye. However, a sweaty, punctured and leaking glove is ideal for distributing viruses and bacteria to contact surfaces, and we have highlighted...

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Tag: Food Safety