Straight from the Field: What Is Lurking in the Ice Machine?

What's in the ice

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.