Always wash your hands thoroughly before working with ice.
Do not touch ice with your bare hands. Always treat ice as food.
Always use clean and sanitized ice scoops and shovels.
When not in use, make sure the ice scoop and shovels are properly stored to prevent contamination.
Use labeled, dedicated “ice only” containers to prevent them from being used for other purposes.
Store ice containers upside down on a hook to prevent contamination. Always clean and sanitize ice containers before use.
7. Make sure the ice machine is in good operating condition. Routinely inspect ice machines for cleanliness and proper maintenance.
Do not work with ice if you have symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever or nausea.
Avoid storing dirty plates, garbage cans or recycle bins near ice machines.
If an ice machine is located outside or in an unattended area, be sure to lock it to prevent unauthorized access.
Dawn Huston is product manager of foodservice for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Learn more about proper ice handling at www.rcpworksmarter.com.