NSF Protocol P149
Oven Mitts used in Commercial Food Service
NSF International was established in Ann Arbor, MI in 1944 as an agency dedicated to developing uniform public health and safety standards in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Through its Certification program, the NSF enforces standards for equipment manufacturers, food handlers and restaurant operators.
The round, blue NSF Certification mark is the most respected mark in public health and safety in the world. In order to receive NSF Certification, manufacturers and their products must meet rigorous standards in cleanliness and performance.
Tucker Safety Products was the first manufacturer of oven mitts, hot pads and heat resistant gloves used in Commercial foodservice to receive NSF Protocol Certification. NSF Protocol P149 states, “This Protocol evaluates oven mitts for their suitability for use in commercial foodservice establishments. Requirements for all mitts (Class I and Class II) include durability, heat resistance, liquid/steam penetration and cleanability. Class II oven mitts (intended for direct flame applications) have additional requirements for flame resistance and thermal protection.”
The NSF Certification is recognized by regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level. Having a product NSF Certified distinguishes it from other similar products in the market and shows that the organization that sells this product is committed to product quality and compliance with international standards, and public safety.
What’s more, NSF conducts regular facility audits and product testing to verify the certified products continue to conform to the standard. And so, by purchasing Tucker BurnGuard® protective apparel which is independently certified by NSF, you are not only assured that it will work according to its claims, you are also protecting the health and well-being of your customer or team.
To determine if a personal protective product is NSF certified, go to NSF Certified Food Equipment Search.