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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

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I work for a produce farming company in USA. We have a knife control program for harvest crews where they can use only the food-safe-grade knifes we provide, but we have not been able to find impervious or food-safe grade sleeves.

To prevent cross contamination, we do not allow them to bring or use their own knife sleeves, since must are made of leather, but this is dangerous as well since they are field packing and sometimes need both hands free to handle the boxes.

Does anybody knows about any knife sleeves that can be used, or know how to deal with this issue?



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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

I don't know much about farming but I will make an analogy.
One option would be to use retractable knives but I don't know if it is suitable for their work.

On the other hand, important is what are they cutting, where are doing this and which are the risks.
If workers are on the field I do not see a risk in use, maybe not their personal sleeves, but some sleeves provided by you.
Can you detail?



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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

Take a look at suppliers to the meat industry

Try this one http://www.schlachth..._scabbards.html



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Thank you for your responses. The new season started and Ihave not been able to find a solution for this. Here are more details:

· Produce is harvested with knifes. (Cabbage,Broccoli). Knifes are provided by the company (food safety grade) andcontrolled by the company (we get them back after harvest, inspected, cleanthem and sanitize them). All this to prevent cross contamination.

· I’m able to get the food safety knifes, but noany sleeve, holster or sheath. Most ofwhat is available is leather or is not cleanable. Due to this we do not allow theharvesters to use any knife holster.

· Since harvesters must also carry a harvestcontainer (bucket), they need to be able to rest the knife somewhere to theycan manipulate the buckets. Not having a holster of course increases the chanceof getting cut, and then increases the risk for blood contamination.

What I need help with is:

· Getting a USA supplier of harvest, food safety-gradeknifes WITH an impervious holster. (similar of the ones recommended from SCHLACHTHAUSFREUND, but in USA)

· Getting tips on how to deal with this issue if Ican’t find the holster.

I guess somebody from California may help as they do lots ofspinach, lettuce and other leafy greens and are under inspection agreement withthe California leafy greens marketing agreement.. wonderwhat they do..

It seems like a simple issue, but is giving me some headaches.

Thanks again



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

You could try:

www.awsmith.co.uk

or

http://nelsonjameson...bard-p9937.html




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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Thank you jpredmore, I will order some of these to see if it works.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Antores,

 

Check this out, if you still looking for something for the sheaths.

 

http://www.leafygree...ath.com/contact

 

 

Roger Lane

Phone: 828-275-4483

E-Mail: LeafyGreenKS@Gmail.com

Mail: Leafy Green Knife Sheath

34 Casey Drive

Candler NC 28715





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