Leading global disposable glove supplier Eagle Protect has launched a unique fingerprint process of glove analysis to further enhance glove safety in food environments.
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South Lake Tahoe (Jan. 10, 2019) - Leading global disposable glove supplier Eagle Protect has launched a unique fingerprint process of glove analysis to further enhance glove safety in food environments. The multi-stage proprietary testing ensures Eagle’s gloves are produced in clean factories with rigorous quality control procedures in place, are free from toxic compounds and the raw material “ingredients” are consistent in quality material makeup to the original manufacturing specifications.
Americans want to learn more about the origins of their food and its entire journey from farm to fork, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.
“With the recent dramatic increases in food safety recalls and illnesses, there is an increasing focus on the traceability of food - as well as the products touching our food. Eagle’s proprietary testing creates a supply chain of full transparency and traceability, to further protect their customers food safety programs,” Steve Ardagh, CEO of Eagle Protect explains. “Strictly speaking, the FDA compliance for food handling gloves does not mean gloves are clean or even intact and food safe.”
Recent research by Barry Michaels has highlighted the lack of regulation of disposable glove manufacturing. In contrast to the strict FDA enforcement of food polymer packaging regulation, 100% of glove polymer factories supplying the US food industry are based in Southeast Asia and are not subjected to rigorous FDA monitoring or scrutiny. There are few controls required for glove manufacturing in relation to the reliability and consistency of raw material ingredients, manufacturing processes and factory compliance, an opportunity exists for deliberate or accidental contamination within the glove manufacturing process. Gloves stated as FDA compliant for food handling still have the possibility of containing or carrying toxic materials which can compromise both the food being handled and the skin of the glove wearer.
There is mounting evidence of wide variability in the quality of raw materials used in glove manufacturing, and hygienic processes undertaken in glove factories. Eagle’s control systems provide reassurance for the user and further their mission to improve the US food industry one glove at a time.
About Eagle Protect PBC
Eagle Protect provides the food processing and preparation industries with ethically sourced disposable gloves and protective clothing, with a focus on improving their customer’s food safety and sustainability practices.
Eagle founder, Steve Ardagh, relocated with his family from New Zealand to the US in January 2016, bringing Eagle's values of providing products that are certified food safe, ethically sourced and environmentally better.
Eagle became a certified B Corporation in 2012, the world’s first and only disposable glove and clothing specialists to earn this distinction. In 2017, Eagle was certified Child Labor Free to Manufacturing level.