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07 Apr 2016

Ice is Food?

It’s common that if the ice machine is making ice no one thinks of it needing maintenance.
This is completely false, the ice machine is constantly making ice which is in a hot and cold environment. This is the perfect place for bacteria to grow.
At the minimum an ice machine should be descaled and sanitized twice a year. Think of ice as food, you wash your cutlery and utensils. Get your machine descaled and sanitized with our preventative maintenance plan.

Whether it’s shaved, cubed, or crushed, ice is food according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and it’s regulated.
That means, packaged ice must be produced in accordance with the agency’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food. Translation? Ice manufacturers “must produce, hold, and transport ice in clean and sanitary conditions, monitor the cleanliness and hygiene of employees, use properly cleaned and maintained equipment, and use water that is safe and sanitary.”

During inspections, FDA investigators make sure: the plumbing design prevents contamination, the water supply is safe and sanitary, and and the facility and grounds are sanitary. Small-scale producers are exempt.

Labels must also meet FDA requirements. An ingredient list and nutrition fact box are not necessary, but the labels must contain other information such as the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of the ice and the net quantity of the contents. Ice labeled as made from spring water or artesian well water must actually be derived from those sources.

Ice Solutions 24 is a full product,service,repair and installation company that can handle of all of your Ice and Refrigeration needs.products include: Cubes, Flakers, Nugget Ice Machines, Ice Dispensers, Ice Accessories,Ice Bins and Ice Storage needs.

We are unlike our competitors:Ice Solutions 24 provides a comprehensive range of products.preventative maintenance and leasing services.Our company was founded on the philosophy of always taking our customers best interest into consideration when recommending Ice solutions.

For additional information, contact:

Shaun Louw

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