October 24, 2019
Growing Trend Banning Latex Gloves in Food Establishments
Over the past few years, individual states have been legislating the use of latex gloves in retail food establishments. Legislation varies from state to state. Currently Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oregon have some form of legislation or recommendation regarding the use of latex gloves in food handling, food preparation, ready-to-eat foods, and food establishments. A few other states are in discussions about enacting similar legislation in the near future.

Latex gloves are a popular choice due to their comfort and superior elasticity. In food environments, they provide excellent barrier protection. According to a recent study in the Journal of Occupational Health, 4.3% of the general population is affected by latex allergies. Reactions to latex may include itching, swelling, rashes, vomiting and, in extreme cases, even death.

As food establishments transition to alternatives to latex gloves, Sempermed has you covered by offering nitrile, vinyl, and poly gloves that are readily-available. Our customer-focused vision allows us to consistently meet the needs of our valued customers. The world is constantly evolving and Sempermed has been able to adapt to every market change over the past 100 years. We are your global glove experts and understand that the transition to new gloves can be exhausting. Let our team of experts answer any questions you may have during your search to find suitable substitutes to latex gloves.

At Sempermed, we care about your comfort and protection, always. It is the driving force behind what we do. Our gloves are disposable. The people they protect are notTM.