Standard Active Last Updated: Aug 13, 2018
ASTM D7329-07(2018)

Standard Specification for Food Preparation and Food Handling (Food Service) Gloves

Abstract

This specification covers the properties necessary for thin film, unlined polymer gloves to be used in food preparation and food handling. It is also intended to serve as a referee and a guide to permit obtaining gloves of a consistent performance. The materials shall include the following: natural (latex) and synthetic (polychloroprene and nitrile) rubbers; vinyl; and low-density, high-density, and cast polyethylene. The gloves shall be sampled using a sampling plan derived from ISO 2859-1 or its equivalent, or other suitable statistical rationale and shall be tested for the following performance requirements: freedom from holes; dimensions and tolerances; physical properties such as tensile strength, yield strength, and ultimate elongation before and after accelerated aging; residual powders for powder-free gloves; powder amount; aqueous extractable protein content; and antigenic protein content.

Scope

1.1 This specification covers the properties necessary for thin film, unlined polymer gloves to be used in food preparation and food handling.

1.2 This specification is intended to serve as a referee and a guide to permit obtaining gloves of a consistent performance. The safe and proper use of gloves is excluded from the scope of this specification.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 09.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.40
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D7329-07R18
ICS Code: 13.340.40