What Is Lurking in the Ice Machine?

Below are a few pictures of “in-use” ice machines that were taken recently by inspectors in the field.  It’s important to remember that ice, just like any other food, can become a vehicle of contamination; therefore, it must be protected.  Place ice machines, as well as ice storage bins, on a routine cleaning schedule.  When ice machines can’t be cleaned properly due to disrepair, they should either be restored or replaced.What's in the ice


1 Comment

  1. This is probably the most overlooked item in the food process in which CIP is totally forgotten. The thought of throwing all the ice out and thoroughly cleaning it are ignored. I am a licensed food safety instructor and I have forgotten all about that. Thanks for the reminder.

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