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Latex Glove Ban Information

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No latex glove regulations were found in Mexico, Costa Rica or Panama. See country food code laws.

Mexico

NORMA Oficial Mexicana NOM-251-SSA1-2009, Prácticas de Higiene para el Proceso de Alimentos, Bebidas o Suplementos Alimenticios

Costa Rica

Reglamento para los Servicios de Alimentación al Público

Panama

Technical Guide of Good Manufacturing Practices and Operational Procedures Sanitation Standards

Executive Decree Nº 352

U.S. Latex Glove Regulations (As of 11/12/2019)

StateLatex Glove Ban?Latex Legislation PendingNotesSource
AlabamaNONON/AN/A
AlaskaNONON/AN/A
ArizonaYESN/AFood Code states that latex gloves may not be used in direct contact with foodSee Arizona Food Code
ArkansasNONON/AN/A
CaliforniaNONOSB 677 prohibits the use of latex gloves in food facilities and retail food establishments and require food employees to use non-latex utensils, including non-latex gloves.
ColoradoNONON/AN/A
ConnecticutYESN/AHouse Bill 5163 bans the use of latex gloves in the foodservice industryHouse Bill 5163
DelawareNONON/AN/A
FloridaNONON/AN/A
GeorgiaNONON/AN/A
HawaiiYESN/ASB911 prohibits the use of latex gloves by personnel working in food establishments, providing ambulance services, or emergency medical services. Prohibits the use of latex gloves, with limited exceptions, by personnel working in dental health or health care facilities.SB911 SD2 HD2 CD1
IdahoNONOIn 2008, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare was tasked to work with the Food Safety Advisory Council to review and research health risks in order to recommend guidelines to deal with those risks.Journal of the House ofRepresentatives
IllinoisNONON/AN/A
IndianaNONON/AN/A
IowaNONON/AN/A
KansasNONON/AN/A
KentuckyNONON/AN/A
LouisianaNONON/AN/A
MaineNOYESBill LD15--HP0018 has been introduced to require that signs must be posted when latex gloves are used.LD15--HP0018
MarylandNONON/AN/A
MassachusettsNOYESHB1221 Use of latex gloves and products are prohibited
by persons who handle food (As of Jan. 2017) Now will accompnay a study order, see H4625. Should have decision by December 2018.
House Bill 1221
MichiganNOYESHouse Bill 5724 Requires that latex glove use must be posted. House Bill 5724
MinnesotaNONON/AN/A
MississippiNONON/AN/A
MissouriNONON/AN/A
MontanaNONON/AN/A
NebraskaNONON/AN/A
NevadaNONON/AN/A
New HampshireNOYESHB1605 introduced bill to have the DOH phase out the use of latex gloves in health care and food establishments (2018)HB1605
New JerseyNOYESSB1106 introduced to prohibit the use of latex gloves and latex utensils. SB1106
New MexicoNONON/AN/A
New YorkNONON/AN/A
North CarolinaNONON/AN/A
North DakotaNONON/AN/A
OhioYESN/AIn rule 3717-1-03.2, section (N)(4) prohibits latex gloves for foodservice use. This update goes into effect on March 1st, 2019.3717-1-03.2
OklahomaNONON/AN/A
OregonYESN/AOregon Food Sanitation Rules prohibit the use of latex gloves in foodservice establishments. Food Sanitation Rules
PennsylvaniaNONON/AN/A
Rhode IslandYESN/ARhode Island Food Code requires that non-latex gloves be used in foodservice.Rhode Island Food Code
South CarolinaNONON/AN/A
South DakotaNONON/AN/A
TennesseeNONON/AN/A
TexasNONON/AN/A
UtahNONON/AN/A
VermontNONON/AN/A
VirginiaNONON/AN/A
WashingtonNONON/AN/A
West VirginiaNONON/AN/A
WisconsinNONON/AN/A
WyomingNONON/AN/A

Canada Latex Glove Regulations 2018 (As of 11/2/18)

ProvinceLatex Glove Ban?Latex Legislation PendingNotesSource   
OntarioNONOOntario's primary regulation document, the Ontario Food Premises Regulation , does not explicitly make reference to glove wear or prohibit latex glove use. Ontario Food Premises Regulation 562/90 as amended
QuebecYESNOQuebec's Food Products Act bans the use of latex gloves in a "packing-house, establishment, premises or vehicle." It has also released a Guide for Food Handlers stating that the use of latex gloves is prohibited for anyone in contact with food or with equipment making contact with food".P-29, r. 1 - Regulation respecting food
British ColumbiaNONOReference to glove wearing or latex glove use was not found in British Columbia's main regulation documents, including the Food Safety Act and the Food Premises Regulation. Food Safety Act
AlbertaNONOAlberta's primary regulation document, the Food Retail and Foodservices Code references that disposable gloves may be used to prevent bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food, but does not explicitly prohibit the use of latex gloves.Food Retail and Foodservices Code
Nova ScotiaNONONova Scotia's primary regulation document, the Nova Scotia Food Retail & Foodservices Code references that disposable gloves may be used to prevent bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food, but does not explicitly prohibit the use of latex gloves. See also the Food Safety Regulations under Section 105 of the Health Protection ActNova Scotia Food Retail & Food Services Code
ManitobaNONOManitoba's primary regulation document, the Food and Food Handling Establishments Regulation does not explicitly make reference to glove wear or prohibit latex glove use. Food and Food Handling Establishments Regulation
SaskatchewanNONOThe Saskatchewan Food Processing Facility Best Management Practices document states that disposable gloves may be used, but does not prohibit the use of latex gloves. The Food Safety Regulations do not mention gloves or explicitly prohibit latex glove use.The Food Safety Regulations
New BrunswickNONOThe New Brunswick Guidelines for Food Premises at Public Markets do not prohibit the use of disposable gloves or latex gloves.New Brunswick Guidelines for Food Premises at Public Markets
Newfoundland and LabradorNONOThe Food Premises Regulations make no reference to glove wearing or prohibit latex glove use.Food Premises Regulations
Prince Edward IslandNONOThe Public Health Act Food Premises Regulations make no reference to glove wearing or prohibit latex glove use.Public Health Act Food Premises Regulations