Ice is used throughout food service to keep food and drinks cold, and for many other uses. As a result, it is very important to make every effort to keep ice clean and free of contaminations. Ice machines that are not properly maintained tend make low-quality ice and may lead to contamination of the ice.
Consistent maintenance and cleaning of ice making equipment is the key. A few rules to help keep your ice and ice making equipment up to par are:
- Inspect water and air filters
- Inspect the machine’s components
- Sanitize the machine after cleaning
- Never touch the ice with your hands
For more about how to keep your ice clean and fresh as possible, please refer to this article by The News.