Over the last year, health and safety standards have improved by leaps and bounds within the restaurant and foodservice industry. That commitment has helped to prove to State governments that the industry has gone above and beyond to meet new standards and warrant the opportunity to reopen its dining rooms.
Last month’s reopening in New York City and expansion of capacity in the Garden State has shown what can be accomplished when operators and vendors team to create a revolution that spurs innovation. This success in creating what is being termed a new protocol has come amidst many moving parts.
This has included major change in the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) segment of the industry. Leading the way are companies including New York based protective glove manufacturer Clean Hands. Led by innovative young entrepreneur Stefano Sciuto, Clean Hands has sourced state of the art Italian made technology to pave a path of even greater safety in glove design.
“There’s not a single person out there on either side of the counter who doesn’t know the struggle of having to deal with cheap, run-of-the-mill latex gloves,” said Clean Hands President and CEO Stefano Sciuto. “Whether it’s the poor durability, cross-contamination potential, or just their tendency to facilitate sweat and other unsanitary conditions, it’s a known fact that this type of product is inefficient and very expensive.
“With Clean Hands’ new long-lasting, specially treated, disposable gloves however, nearly all of these issues are eliminated,” the New York based visionary continued. Clean Hands’ products are spacious and easily accessible, designed to be used with or without a smaller pair already on. This means that these products can be left at different stations throughout a restaurant or bakery, providing a safe, uncontaminated barrier between an employee’s hand or glove and whatever product is being handled.
“Everybody has had those moments where they see someone handle multiple different items with the same glove and then cringe at the thought of contamination,” added Sciuto. “We eliminate the possibility of this completely, keeping customers and employees alike, safe.”
The restaurant and food service industry has spent the better part of the last two decades committed to a green and sustainable agenda. The last year of the Pandemic has, in many cases, pushed eco-friendliness to the side as safety emerged as the priority. The Clean Hands line has enabled both an enhanced nod towards safety, while keeping a focus on the environment.
Sciuto’s ability to read the needs of the restaurant and food service marketplace has enabled the firm to keep its customer base ahead of upcoming trends. With new protocols on the horizon as restaurants reopen their dining rooms, Clean Hands will introduce a new line of biodegradable gloves. That will seamlessly merge both safety and the environment. “All of our current products will be replaced with the new biodegradable versions as soon as they release. We’re currently working with suppliers to bring costs down and make the equipment as easily accessible as possible for restaurants operating on a reduced budget,” stated Sciuto.
One of the keys to the success of the line is the ROI comparison of Clean Hands’ glove design with competitive products. “As we began the process of bringing the line to the marketplace, we found that it was not at all unusual for a single employee to use and dispose of up to thirty pairs of gloves a day,” Sciuto said. “With Clean Hands, we reduce that number to just one pair for an entire shift.”
“When the virus hit, many PPE companies marked up their products to astronomical levels, looking to profit off the plight of restaurants who had no other choice. We’re here now to offer that better choice,” said Sciuto. “We’ve chosen to maintain our pre-Covid prices over making a quick buck because at the end of the day, our goal is to keep people safe and help businesses get back on their feet. We know that if we stay true to our ideals, the support will come.” This should be great news for many businesses who have had trouble finding the resources to up their PPE game, as they now should have less trouble meeting new standards and following protocols.
Although they’ve only been around for a decade, Clean Hands has already left its mark on the industry with their innovative glove design. “Clean Hands has always existed to better the industry as a whole, and to better the lives of everyone involved in it. We treat all of our customers like family and push ourselves to our limits for each and every one,” Sciuto concluded. With that savings Clean Hands facilitates a unique recipe for success. “Not only do our customers save money but they are also able to accomplish an agenda of both new protocol cleanliness and environmental responsibility.”
For more information and pricing on the Clean Hands System, visit https://cleanhandsglove.com/home