Hi everyone, it looks like it has been several years since the last time someone posted about this, so I am wondering if the thinking has evolved on this issue or if anything has changed.
We are struggling with keeping the use of skin care lotions out of our plant. We have several employees who have severe skin reactions to something in our processing environment, we have changed the handsoap we use and all of our employees wear chemical gloves during cleaning and food contact gloves during food handling. Is there a skin care barrier that is approved for use in a food plant? Or some other solution that others have come up with?
We worry that if we don't present a solution to our production team and simply ban all lotions, we will have employees who are going out to their cars to put on lotion and then coming back in and not re-washing their hands... We don't want to start a black market lotion situation over here.