In recent years, food regulations have become increasingly tough. Since 1 January 2005, operators in the food sector have had an obligation of results for food safety (Food Safety Act, Regulation No 178/2002). You must therefore tightly control all the materials that come into contact with ingredients throughout the production chain, work gloves included. Although originally intended to avoid contamination from operators’ hands, work gloves represent a possible source of contamination, which needs to be minimized.
Ansell leads the way
Over the last five years, Ansell has led the way in technical expertise and innovation for gloves in contact with foodstuffs. We have developed a set of specific solutions: our proFood and proFood Premium ranges. We offer you the guarantee of compatibility between foodstuffs and glove components and full compliance with the toughest European and national standards in terms of food contact and food hygiene. More specifically, we offer you lower levels of migration from gloves to foodstuffs than current EU legislation requires.
Upon request, we will gladly provide you with detailed information about our gloves, their component parts and migration levels. Furthermore, our gloves will protect your workers from the hazards inherent in specific applications: cut, cold and heat.
Our products are available through an extensive network of specialized distributors. In terms of value-added service, our Sales Managers can thoroughly analyse your unique needs and then recommend the best solutions to your glove problems or requirements. These solutions will be seamlessly integrated into your existing HACCP plans.
Ansell Healthcare offers a wide range of gloves that have been designed for hand protection against combined hazards specific to the food processing sector.