Food Service Gloves

Disposable food service gloves provide a safe and sanitary solution for tasks involving food processing, food prep, and food handling in the hospitality industry. They are made from food-safe materials such as nitrile, neoprene, polyethylene, and vinyl and offer durable protection against contamination in kitchens and prep areas.

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HandCare Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (6 Mil), 100 Gloves (1 Box) HandCare Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (6 Mil), 100 Gloves (1 Box)
HandCare Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (4 Mil), 100 Gloves (1 Box) HandCare Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (4 Mil), 100 Gloves (1 Box)
Box of HandCare Blue Nitrile Gloves (Exam Grade and Powder Free) in 4 Mil thickness HandCare Blue Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (4 Mil) 100 Gloves (1 Box)
HandCare Black Vinyl Gloves - Powder Free (3 Mil), 1,000 Gloves HandCare Black Vinyl Gloves - Powder Free (3 Mil), 1,000 Gloves
Wearinng a 14 inches gloves Polysilk by Shamrock Black Latex Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (4 Mil), 1,000 Gloves
10 Boxes of Black Nitrile Powder Free Multi Purpose Gloves ASAP Black Nitrile Vinyl Powder Free Blend - ULTRA THIN Gloves (2.4 Mil)
Dark Light Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (9 Mil), 1,000 Gloves Dark Light Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (9 Mil), 1,000 Gloves
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1 Box of Phantom Black Gloves, Powder Free Examination Gloves Phantom Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (3.5 Mil) 1,000 Gloves
3 boxes of Pandora Heavy Duty and Powder Free Black Nitrile Gloves in 10 Mil thickness and when worn in the hands Pandora Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Gloves - Powder Free (10 Mil), 400 Gloves
1 box of Poly Gloves, when worn in the hand. Disposable Poly Gloves Powder Free Multi-Purpose Polyethylene Gloves, 5,000 Gloves
ASAP Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (5 Mil), 1,000 Gloves ASAP Black Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (5 Mil), 1,000 Gloves
Kingfa Blue Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (4 Mil) - BOX Kingfa Blue Nitrile Gloves - Exam Grade, Powder Free (4 Mil) - BOX
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Food Service Gloves for Hygiene and Comfort

Food service gloves are crucial in maintaining cleanliness, protecting wearers from oils and chemicals, and preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses. Whether workers are handling raw meat or assembling sandwiches, single-use food processing gloves minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

If you’re looking for the best gloves for cooking and food service, choose latex- and powder-free gloves. Nitrile and plastic food-processing gloves protect people with latex sensitivities and eliminate the risk of dusting powders contaminating the food you process or produce.

Buying disposable gloves in bulk is always cost-effective, especially since food service workers change their gloves frequently. Gloves.com offers affordable wholesale prices so you can stock up on the best food preparation gloves while enjoying significant cost savings.

We also provide a range of size options to fit different hand dimensions, ensuring everyone in the kitchen can work comfortably.

a chef wearing white gloves while cooking a roti

Frequently Asked Questions

Are food servers required to wear gloves?

No laws or regulations require that food service employees wear gloves when handling food.

However, the FDA discourages bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, even if you just use rubber gloves. These include foods eaten without further washing or cooking, such as sandwiches and salads. Wearing food-safe gloves is a best practice for preventing food contamination and arresting the spread of foodborne illness.

What is the difference between food service gloves and medical gloves?

Gloves for food service and medical applications are typically made from similar materials. However, because there is a higher risk of disease transmission in medical settings, medical gloves are held to a different quality standard than food service gloves.

Unlike food-grade gloves, medical-grade gloves must pass FDA requirements for safety, quality, and durability — defects cannot be present in more than 2.5% of any batch of medical gloves. Disposable gloves for food handlers don’t have this requirement, though they do need to be impermeable, sanitary, and made from food-safe materials.

Do food service gloves need to be sterile?

No, food prep gloves don’t have to be sterile. Non-sterile gloves are perfectly safe for use with food items as long as they’re impermeable and changed frequently.

Sterile gloves, which are mandatory for surgical use, are sterilized with gamma-wave irradiation or autoclaving during production to eliminate all microorganisms. This level of rigorous sterilization is optional for food service applications.

What kind of gloves are used in food service?

It’s important to use disposable gloves for handling food. Not only are disposable gloves convenient for food processing and preparation, but they help prevent the transmission of bacteria to food, utensils, and equipment. Wearing gloves while cleaning and dishwashing is also important.

These gloves are designed for single use and are typically one-size-fits-all, making them easy to change between tasks so you can enhance overall hygiene.

How often should food service workers change gloves?

Food service workers should always change their disposable gloves if they become torn, punctured, or dirty. Changing gloves when switching between different tasks, like taking out the garbage or handling raw meat, is also essential.

Even if the gloves have not become torn or contaminated, the FDA recommends changing gloves after four continuous hours of use. This schedule prevents the growth of pathogens, which can multiply to dangerous levels in and on gloves that are worn too long.

Can you use nitrile gloves for food service?

Nitrile gloves are ideal for food service because they’re highly durable and resistant to chemicals and oils. They’re also harder to puncture than latex or vinyl gloves, ensuring they stay food-safe and sanitary longer. Unlike latex, which can cause allergic reactions, nitrile gloves are entirely allergen-free. We offer a range of food-safe nitrile gloves at wholesale prices.

Can you use latex gloves for food service?

Latex gloves can be used for food service, but the downside is that the material can trigger allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to natural rubber latex. Because of this risk, some states have banned the use of latex gloves in food manufacturing and food service. If you decide to use latex gloves, check your local regulations.

Can you use vinyl gloves for food service?

Yes, vinyl gloves are an affordable alternative to nitrile and latex in food service settings. They’re durable and tear-resistant but relatively thin compared to nitrile and latex gloves. Vinyl gloves also fit snugly, distinguishing them from looser poly gloves (another cost-effective option). This snug fit ensures good dexterity while handling food.

Why are food service gloves black?

Black gloves are both practical and aesthetic. Compared to white gloves, it’s easier to see when black gloves are torn or punctured, alerting the wearer that it’s time to don a new pair. The right black gloves also disguise stains and smudges, offering a cleaner look when handling and preparing food in front of customers.