Ice can be obtained only in chipped, crushed, or cubed form and in single use safe plastic or wet strength paper bags filled and sealed at the manufacturer’s point of sale. Ice that is consumed or that contacts food shall be dispensed only by food service worker with scoops, tongs, other ice-dispensing utensils or through automatic self-service, ice dispensing equipment. Ice-dispensing utensils are to be stored on a clean surface or in the ice with the dispensing utensil’s handle extended out of the ice.
Between uses, ice transfer receptacles are to be stored in a way that protects them from contamination and maintained separate from ice used for refrigeration purposes. Ice storage bins shall be drained through an air gap.
Ice may be obtained from UHD automatic ice dispensing equipment. Ice must be transported in containers with a low center of gravity (I.e. an ice chest and not tall beverage cart coolers.) Many spills have occurred at UHD as a result of transporting ice in tall containers (unstable while being transferred).
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