As of January 2018, Eagle Protect has discontinued supplying vinyl gloves to the US food service, processing and manufacturing industries.

Eagle Protect previously sold vinyl gloves with a number of recommendations based around the shortcomings of their use - in relation to their permeability and potentially toxic raw materials.

With Eagle’s growing research investment into the science of disposable gloves and their food safety implications, it has become increasingly obvious that vinyl gloves are an ineffective barrier in food handling as well as dangerously impacting environmental and human health. We cannot in good faith recommend them to our customers as a food-safe and sustainably sound option.

There are many recent findings which point to vinyl gloves ineffectiveness and toxicity potential. New research, just completed, will be released in Q1 of 2018, with subsequent findings throughout the year.
Read the full account of why we have decided to discontinue supplying vinyl gloves, with further insights into their food safety implications, the concerns over toxic pollution during manufacture and disposal and adverse effects on glove user health.

We offer nitrile food service gloves with unique surface characteristics similar to Teflon®. Reduce your cross-contamination potential by three-fold with Eagle Sensitive nitrile gloves.

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Have questions? Read our latest research here or contact our team of food safety experts!