(c) Surfaces of floors, walls, and ceilings of all rooms used for
manufacture, processing, and storage of ice will be of smooth, impervious, nontoxic
(under use conditions) construction. They will be kept clean and maintained in good
(d) All ice plant equipment and utensils will be constructed of
smooth nontoxic materials, kept clean and in good repair, and handled and stored in
a sanitary manner.
(e) All can fillers, core-sucking devices, and drop tubes will be
handled in such a manner as to prevent contamination. Freezing cans will be
disinfected by steam or submerged for 2 minutes in a 100 parts per million (ppm)
free available chlorine solution. When chemical disinfectants are used, a test kit or
other device that accurately measures the ppm concentration of the disinfectant will
be provided and used.
(f) Freezing tank covers will be designed and maintained to protect
(g) Personnel will not enter the tank room or other areas where ice
contacts a walking surface without wearing clean boots or shoe coverings provided
expressly for this purpose.
(h) All air supplies for water agitation will be filtered to exclude dust,
oil, and foreign material. Intakes should be arranged to minimize contamination.
(i) Ice will be stored on room or vault racks equipped with drains
which are indirectly connected through an air gap or air break into a trapped and
(j) Employees may be required to have medical evaluations as
determined by the medical authority.
(k) Only dedicated vehicles will be used for transporting ice.
Vehicles will be operated and maintained to prevent contamination. Canvas
containers or tarps will not be used unless provided with a sanitary single-service
liner to completely protect the ice.
(l) An exception to (k) above is granted for transportation of
packaged and/or containerized ice in enclosed, clean multiuse vehicles.
(m) The final product will meet with bacteriologic and chemical
standards for potable water.