Everybody loves latex (gloves, that is). They provide movement, flexibility and dexterity. BUT… the number of reported latex allergies are growing and are becoming more severe. For this very reason, latex disposable gloves should never be used in applications that involve food. Aside from the fact that loads of people are allergic to it, latex also has a distinct taste and smell that your diners are unlikely to find appetising.

If you are in the medical industry, you have undoubtedly been warned about this too and recommended not to wear them. This particularly applies to dentists who are renowned for sticking a latex finger into patients' mouths. Nitrile powder-free gloves are getting so close to Latex dexterity now, so they are the recommended replacement.

Summary: Not suitable for food applications. Some people are allergic to latex. Nitrile gloves are a great alternative.

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