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Single Use Gloves

As the name implies, single-use gloves are designed for one task, after which they must be discarded. Used properly, they can help keep food safe. However, single-use gloves should NEVER be used in place of hand washing and should ALWAYS be worn when handling ready-to-eat food. 

How to Use Gloves

  • Wash your hands before putting on gloves each time you start a new task.
  • Select the correct glove size.
  • Hold gloves by the edge when putting them on. Avoid touching the gloves as much as possible.
  • Once you have put them on, check gloves for any rips or tears.
  • NEVER blow into gloves.
  • NEVER roll gloves to make them easier to put on.
  • NEVER wash and reuse gloves.

When to Change Gloves

  • As soon as the gloves become dirty or torn.
  • Before beginning a different task.
  • After an interruption, such as taking a phone call, answering the door, or opening the refrigerator.
  • After handling raw meat, seafood, or poultry, and before handling ready-to-eat food.
  • After four hours of continuous use.