Safety directors are constantly striving to reduce hazards in food processing plants. These facilities often require specialized cutters to cut open ingredient bags, boxes, strapping / banding, netting, tape, and plastic wrap during the manufacturing and packaging process. Workplace lacerations threaten user safety, can lead to loss of productivity and/or contamination of the food prep areas. Additionally, food manufacturers have to mitigate the risk of foreign object contamination should any portion of the blades or cutters end up in the finished food product. The risk of recall or to consumer health is substantial. The correct tools can be helpful in minimizing injuries and improving worker safety. Fortunately, there are a number of multi-purpose safety cutters that provide low-to-zero risk of knife related liabilities and provide metal detection capabilities for HACCP compliance. Below is a list of food safe, metal detectable, disposable safety knives. All of these come with a lanyard point so your workers can attach them to a safety lanyard and avoid misplacing them in sensitive food prep areas.
The Penguin 900M is a heavy-duty, metal detectable disposable knife with 'opposing slopes' on the knife head and the blunt tape cutter at the handle base. It is excellent for cutting netting, plastic, packaging, shrinkage, string and paper. The fixed, stainless steel blades are completely sealed against bacteria and reduce the risk of contamination or injury. It has no removable parts, is food contact approved, can be steam cleaned, and is available in 4 colors for HACCP food safety program, making it a very popular choice for food processors and pharmaceuticals. These knives are also ambidextrous for use by everyone.
The Fish 600M metal detectable disposable safety knife is made from metal detectable plastic with stainless steel blades that are sealed against bacteria, which reduces the risk of contamination as well as injury through blade exposure. It includes 'opposing slopes' at the mouth exit for a more efficient cut and an manual-retractable hook blade at the tail. These knives are also ambidextrous for use by everyone. This knife makes it easy to cut box straps, shrink wrap, string, netting and plastic. The Fish safety knife can also be steamed cleaned.
The disposable Swan 300M metal detectable safety knife is ideal for cutting multi layer paper, plastic bags, netting, cable ties and sacks. With it’s pointed nose to puncture into material, ‘opposing slopes’ at the blade exit for a more efficient cut and tape cutter located at the side of the knife, this is an excellent general warehouse safety knife. Molded in a metal detectable plastic with stainless steel blade and tape cutter, suitable for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
The Klever Kutter KCJ-1MD Metal Detectable safety knife has a dual carbon steel blade with recessed edges to prevent contact with fingers and merchandise. Approved for non-splash zones and made from a metal detectable plastic. It is excellent for cutting cardboard, shrink wrap and plastic strapping.
The disposable Fish 3000M metal detectable safety knife is made from metal detectable plastic with stainless steel blades that are sealed against bacteria. Because they are fixed and sealed they reduce the risk of not only contamination, but also injury through blade exposure. It includes 'opposing slopes' at the mouth exit for a more efficient cut and an manual-retractable hook blade at the tail. These knives are also ambidextrous for use by everyone. This knife makes it easy to cut box straps, shrink wrap, string, netting and plastic.
The Boxer 800M metal detectable is designed to reduce the risk of injury normally incurred when using a standard open bladed knife. It is unique in that it has replaceable blades. Ergonomically designed, impact resistant body for comfort and durability, and internal blade storage for quick access. Protects both the operator and merchandise. Replaceable and reversible blades can be stored inside the knife handle. Ideal for strapping, cardboard, banding, shrink wrap, tape and paper sacks.
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