Food Service and Processing | Protective Industrial Products
SAFETY SOLUTIONS

FOOD SERVICE & PROCESSING

Complex, busy and fast-paced. That's today's food related industry. PIP and its distributor-partners pay very strong attention to this market and its special needs. Together we want to ensure that there is no weak link in safety - to the worker and ultimately to the consumer.

THE EXPANDING FOOD INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES

PROTECTING WORKERS, CONSUMERS AND PRODUCTS

The food industry’s outbreaks of E.coli, Salmonella and other food related ailments have raised the profile of food safety in not only consumers, but also with manufacturers. Ensuring food safety requires a unified systems approach. Food handling GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) along with HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) food sanitation practices require effective personal protective equipment.

Quality products, training and clear information is key. That’s were PIP comes in.

Average Incidence Rates for Injuries and Infections in 8 Pork Meatpacking Plants (per 100 workers)

The data below shows an example of the high chance for cut injuries and subsequent infection in the food processing industry. The safety of workers must be considered in addition to preventing contamination of food products they are working with.


From the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Dangers Facing Food Service Workers and their Approximate Claims Per Year

These injuries range in severity, with approximately 1 of out 130 Knife Lacerations and 1 out of 80 Meat Slicer Lacerations resulting in amputations, and 1 out of 40 burn injuries that were third-degree burns.


Based off statistics from 'Top 7 Dangers for Young Workers', WorkSafeBC

REGULATIONS FOR FOOD CONTACT

When working in the food industry, there are three types of potential contact that can be made with food:

Direct Contact: Handling or preparing food
Indirect Contact: Working on or touching something that food will be in direct contact with
Incidental Contact: Rare or incidental touching of food

In any situation, it is important that the protective gloves and sleeves are constructed with materials that comply with federal regulations for food contact in the United States (21 CFR 170-199) or Canada (CFIA).

For Direct Contact, disposable polymer gloves or unsupported, unlined canners are typically used. In situations where cut protection is also needed, compliant seamless knit gloves can be worn as liners underneath gloves that meet the criteria for direct contact, or some premium styles can be used on their own.

With Indirect or Incidental Contact, typically coated seamless knit gloves are worn to provide enhanced grip as needed, as well as protect against injury risks such as cuts, scrapes, and abrasions.

INNOVATION AND CERTIFIED SAFETY

First to market with innovative products that keep you safe and help you to work more productively. Kut-Gard® offers the cut protection workers need while meeting the standards for food safety. Assurance® disposable gloves have been designed with the utmost safety in mind.

HIGHEST POSSIBLE CUT PROTECTION FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Because they comply with both the US and Canadian standards for food contact, Kut-Gard® gloves can be used for operations where direct, indirect, and incidental contact with food may occur.

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AMBI-DEX® DISPOSABLE GLOVES

Ambi-dex® disposable gloves are used to avoid cross contamination between your hands and what you’re handling, as well as from task to task. Ambi-dex® is available in four different technologies to meet the needs of various applications within the food industry: latex, nitrile, vinyl and polyethylene.

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THE WHITE GLOVE TREATMENT

White gloves add a touch of class to any service, whether it is at a hotel, restaurant or catered event. For over 30 years, PIP has been the leader of white gloves for dress applications. Cabaret™ gloves are constructed in a full fashion pattern with fourchettes and set in thumbs for a tailored fit, providing comfort in mulitple applications.

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DISPOSABLE CLOTHING

Food service demands a high degree of cleanliness. PIP offers an extensive and economical line of specialty aprons, hair, and beard protectors as well as disposable sleeves that offer superior barrier qualities while being comfortable to wear on the job.

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ARM PROTECTION

Protective sleeves are often used in meat and fish processing. Kut-Gard™ protective sleeves, manufactured in the U.S., provide ANSI 5 cut protection to help protect against potential cut and slash injuries.

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EYE PROTECTION FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Bouton® Optical offers specialized treatments and styles for the unique needs of the food industry. Anti-Reflective lenses combat eye fatigue from bright indoor lights, and foam-lined styles provide an extra seal of protection. Goggles are also available for splash protection.

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METAL DETECTABLE EAR PLUGS

PIP's hearing line offers a solution for the daily noise exposure of a food processing facility with metal detectable ear plugs. Their bright blue color makes them easy to spot in production areas, and if they fall beyond being visible, they can still be detected by their metal insert.

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WHO WE ARE

Protective Industrial Products Inc. started as a supplier of gloves. Today we are fast-becoming the preferred supplier personal safety products. Those who use our products know us through our brands.

We strive to offer the best products in terms of quality, integrity and safety. All our products have been designed and rigorously tested to meet and exceedUS and global standards

“Thirty years ago, my partner, Wellson Tao and I set out to build a company focused on providing workers personal protective products that provided value and met the highest performance standards. Choosing a name for our company was the easy part. Protective Industrial Products (PIP).”

- Joe Milot, President
Protective Industrial Products Inc.

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