Detect-a-glove® – Metal Detectable Gloves

Most food processing facilities these days have metal detection equipment in place.  It is designed to detect contaminants from a variety of sources and prevent them from entering the finished food product.  Current hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) programs place emphasis on assuring that no contaminants reach the end user. There are numerous contaminants that can be detected by metal detectors, but one that most people wouldn’t think of is disposable gloves.

Disposable gloves are used in food processing facilities every day, and the risk of a piece tearing off or even an entire glove getting into the product can be a major concern. There are no detectors for your average vinyl, nitrile or even latex gloves when they are used in food processing facilities and get into the product. One way of combating the risk of harming your product and in turn losing both time and money is to use metal detectable gloves, along with some sort of metal detection equipment that your product goes through.

One solution to reducing the risk of food contamination in the plant is the Detect-a-glove line of metal detectable gloves. These blue, vinyl gloves are detectable in electromagnetic range of 50Khz-1Mhz, which ensures that a small torn piece will not pass through your metal detectable equipment. These gloves are blue in color, which makes them visibly identifiable even sooner, in case of a dropped or torn glove.

Invest in the good name of your company, by preventing costly recalls with the only metal-detectable gloves on the market today.  Detect-a-glove.  Nelson-Jameson is the exclusive U.S. distributor  to the food industry.

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About Carol Blakey

Manager of Inventory Quality, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
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10 Responses to Detect-a-glove® – Metal Detectable Gloves

  1.' Sylvia Gruber says:

    Are there metal detectable gloves other than vinyl? How about nitrile? Thanks…

  2. Devon Jones says:


    As far as we are aware, these are the only type of disposable, metal-detectable gloves that are available. If you have any other questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact our Safety & Personnel Product Manager; Carol Blakey, at 1-800-826-8302 or email

    Thank you for the question/interest in our MD disposable gloves.

  3.' Paul Ash says:

    Is there a place within the UK I can get these gloves. I have found a good range of disposable gloves here that supply to the UK but I am not sure if any of their range have metal detection properties.

  4. Tina Borchardt says:

    Thank you for your comment Paul. We will send this inquiry along to our exports coordinator.

  5. In general, how is glove made metal-detectable? I would be concerned about the additive leeching into the food product.

  6. Tina Borchardt says:

    Thank you for the comment, Richard. A non-toxic powdered ferrous oxide (iron) is added to the PVC liquid material to make the glove metal detectable. Since it is a powdered product incorporated into the PVC, we do not believe it could leach into the product. If you have further questions, please contact Customer Service at 800-826-8302.

  7. Please give me the cost of the metal detective gloves for sizes am,med, large, and extra large

  8. Thank you for your comment Hirotaka Yamashita. We have sent you an email regarding your inquiry. Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

  9.' Mick Walker says:

    Could I get some samples of these gloves to try out?

  10. Melissa Pasciak says:

    Mick – Thank you for your interest in our Metal Detectable Gloves. One of our product specialists will be reaching out to you shortly in regards to the samples you are requesting.

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