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#1 itreatpets

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:38 PM

Good Morning folks!

 

Its a Monday of all Mondays today! Sorry if this topic is already covered but I couldn't find it. 

 

We produce Pet treats and we are aiming for SQF & Costco certification as well as SFCR licence in a few months. I can't find info on the topic but I am sure I have read about it some where. 

 

Are Latex gloves allowed? 

Are Powdered gloves allowed?

 

I think the latex falls under an allergy concern, and the powder I'm just not sure but also feel it is would be an allergy concern.

 

I contacted the company requesting a LOA but nothing yet, on the box of gloves it states "Evaluated and accepted by CFIA for direct food contact". hrmmm....

 

 

 

Thanks for your input!!



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:52 PM

Ok, so the latex is a big NO NO and you really don't want your employees to wear these as A LOT of people tend to have a reaction to the combination of latex/powder and end up with contact dermatitis that doesn't appear to be near as frequent with a nitrile or vinyl glove, never mind the allergen risk on top. Food processors haven't used latex as a rule for about 10 years (and they are expensive!!!)

 

If the box says evaluated by CFIA, then they probably were and you can check that here: it used to be that ALL of these products needed an evaluation performed by CFIA/Health Canada so it the glove hasn't changed at all in the last 20 or so years, it should be on the list

http://active.inspec...ence.asp?lang=e

 

As for the powder, you'd have to find out just what it is made from, but generally speaking it's made from corn............so not really an allergen concern


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 05:13 PM

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 05:52 PM

in 6000 factory inspections over the lifetime I have seen Latex gloves about a handful of times.

 

The reason is lots of people have a reaction to them - like me.

 

Technically speaking the powder can be a contributing contaminate to food.

 

Inotherwords - don't do it.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

I knew latex would be a issue, but the powder concerns me even more as there is no indication of what it is made with. 

 

Latex isn't the norm here, it was a freebie that I found out on the floor. (Note to self: warn office staff about giving out freebies and PPE purchasing requirements)


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:47 PM

Medical gloves are made of different polymers including latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride and neoprene; they come unpowdered, or powdered with cornstarch to lubricate the gloves, making them easier to put on the hands.

 

https://blog.ammex.c...s/#.XFiIXlVKiM8

 

https://www.livescie...es-ban-fda.html

 

FDA has banned powdered gloves in medicine due to the powder becoming air borne

 

Pitch em and move on


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