FAQ: Disposable Poly Gloves

Disposable poly gloves are the most basic and economical option for single-use hand protection.  Poly gloves provide a simple barrier of hand protection and are most commonly used when handling food products and ingredients.  Here are some of the most common questions and answers about poly gloves.   

What are disposable poly gloves?

Poly gloves are single-use gloves that provide a light barrier of inexpensive hand protection.   Poly gloves are designed to be worn for limited periods of time when conducting general purpose tasks such as food prep and food service tasks.   

What are poly gloves made from?

Poly gloves are made from either low or high density polyethylene materials.       

What are benefits of poly gloves?

  • Low cost
  • Efficient
  • Loose fitting.   Easy to put on and take off.

What are poly gloves used for?

  • Food handling and food service

Are poly gloves food safe?

Yes, poly gloves are recommended for handling food and cooking.  

What do poly gloves protect against?

  • Waterproof
  • Dirt
  • Grease
  • Oil
  • Mild chemicals

Are poly gloves latex free?

Yes, poly gloves are latex free.

Can poly gloves cause an allergic reaction?

Poly gloves pose no risk of allergic reaction.  

Are poly gloves chemical resistant?

Poly gloves are extremely thin compared to other disposable gloves.   While they can withstand some mild chemical exposure, nitrile gloves would be a better alternative when working with chemicals of any kind.     

When should poly gloves be changed?

Disposable poly gloves should be changed after every task is completed.  For instance, if wearing poly gloves to prepare food products, the gloves should be changed after every food item is prepared or when changing between different types of food items.  This will prevent risk of contamination and cross-contamination.   

When must a food handler wear gloves?

The FDA Food Code, upon which local food codes are based, requires that gloves be used when handling any ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.  RTE foods are those that do not have a heat treatment that can kill bacteria.  Examples include raw fruits, vegetables, bakery items, deli meats and cheeses.  

Exceptions to this rule include tasks such as washing produce or when handling ready-to-eat ingredients for a dish that will be cooked to the correct internal temperature.  

Are poly gloves waterproof?

Yes, poly gloves are waterproof assuming there are no existing punctures or tears.  

Are poly gloves recyclable?

Poly gloves are recyclable as long as they have not been contaminated by chemicals, bacteria or biohazardous materials.  Poly gloves are non-biodegradable.  

Where can I buy poly gloves?

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