Preventing Ice Contamination with Safe Practices

Reading Time: 5 minutes Food/Ice Safety

Ice contamination
The FDA defines ice as a food, but does it have the potential to spread foodborne illness the same way as a cut of steak would? Ice contamination is a real thing, and it can make customers very sick if you’re not following proper guidelines. Let’s discuss the types of foodborne illnesses that can spread in an ice machine and ... Read More

Health Inspection Checklist for Restaurants

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Health Inspection Checklist for Restaurants

All restaurants need to follow health code guidelines or they can be asked to shut their doors. The average restaurant gets a visit from the health inspector 2-3 times a year. Jim Chan gives you ten practices that will prevent your restaurant from getting a violation.

Simple Steps For Cleaning Your Ice Bin

Reading Time: 4 minutes Food/Ice Safety, Ice Machine Care

Having a clean ice bin is imperative when trying to maintain a sanitary ice supply. A dirty ice bin can attract mold and slime that will cost you if it ends up in someone’s drink or noticed by a health inspector. In this article, we show you how to clean your ice machine and keep it sanitary between preventive maintenance visits.