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Colored PPE for Food Safety

by mdsassociates
Sat, Mar 5th 2022 08:00 am

Color Coding for Safe, Efficient Food Processing

While colors are generally used to induce different emotions, they can also be used as a guide or to distinguish, especially in the food processing industry to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination that leads to recalls. Food processors are regulated by the FDA to ensure that cross contamination is controlled to keep consumers safe. An example of a color-coding technique is using blue or black colored PPE with lighter colored food products such as dough products as a darker color is easier to see and trace should a piece of the PPE tear off and fall into the batch.

Latex-Free GreenCircle Certified Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves

SHOWA® biodegradable nitrile gloves are ideal for food service operations, food processing facilities, organic food packaging and more. SHOWA single-use nitrile gloves are 4-mil thick, comply with Federal regulations for food contact 21CFR, 177.2600 and are available in popular green, black and blue colors. Making the next step in sustainability, SHOWA® has expanded its biodegradable product range of single-use hand protection products featuring Eco Best Technology®. Gloves with EBT offer the same protection, performance and grip as their regular glove counterparts, but are better for the planet!

Water-Resistant Semi-Disposable Aprons

KeepKleen® aprons are made in Canada and made with 100% polyurethane. Semi-disposable 5.5mm thickness allows apron to be cleaned for re-use, or used and then disposed. The seamless, water-resistant one-piece design is easy to wipe clean with water or bleach solution. Available in yellow color (A5YTP4537) or blue color (A5BTP4537), the apron can be trimmed to any height and is suitable for animal or seafood processing and packaging.

Lightweight Elastic Bouffant Caps

Disposable polypropylene bouffant caps are stretched and worn over the head to provide sanitary protection for cleaner work environments, eliminate cross-contamination of stray hairs and keep hair out of an individual's face and eyes when working. Lightweight, breathable, fluid-resistant and latex-free material is available in blue, white, orange, red, green and yellow colors.


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