Operating a food business - Frequently asked questions

Do food handlers have to wear gloves?

It is not a legal requirement for food handlers working in a food business to wear gloves. If food handlers use gloves for handling food in your business you must ensure that they only wear a pair of gloves for a single task.  Food handlers must wash their hands before putting gloves on and after taking gloves off.  Food handlers must not multi task when wearing gloves as this may cause cross contamination.

The following links will help you to understand when it is appropriate to use gloves in conjunction with food handling: