Context: packaging room, dry finished products, hand-packaged in then sealed plastic pouches (Aw <0.60).
As QA supervisor I know the many reasons why gloves are necessary.
So the main question is about regulations. Are they mandatory for any of the following:
• USA: food products for human consumption
• USA: food products for dogs and cats
• Canada: food products for human consumption
• Canada: food products for dogs and cats
Finally, about the necessity. Apart from the main possible reasons (huge microscopic crevices in human skin, suitable environment for microbial growth, sweat, nutrients, dead skin, under nails areas, impossibility to obtain a 100% compliance with personal hygiene practices, etc.), I'd like to hear your opinion, just a quick answer/sentence (I can consider in my report to the head of the company), if you think they are necessary or if their use can be dismissed.
Thank you! I appreciate your collaboration.