Ice Machines Contain Technology That Prevents Contamination
When you get a cup of ice from the freezer in your kitchen, you probably don't think about the meticulous precautions that are built in to sterilize frozen water. Besides the fluoride and other chemicals added to the water, many commercial ice machines have filters that ensure the purity of the final product. However, restaurants must educate their employees on how to properly handle ice.
"Ice is considered a food product and can very easily be contaminated in different ways," infection prevention specialist Nancy Dupont said, according to NBC.