b. Facilities and Equipment.
(1) All operations that concern the manufacturing, processing, and
storing of ice should take place in an enclosed building that is kept in a sanitary
condition. The ice and equipment must be protected from dust, dirt, rodents,
insects, and any other sources of contamination. All rooms in which ice is handled
must have floors, walls, and ceilings finished with easily cleanable materials and
must be kept clean and in good repair.
(2) Equipment and utensils used in ice plants should be constructed for
easy cleaning; they must be kept clean, in good repair and handled and stored in a
sanitary manner. Materials that contact ice surfaces should be smooth, nontoxic,
and relatively nonabsorbent. Cans used for ice manufacture should be maintained
in leak-proof condition and be free of corrosion.
(3) Freezing tank covers should be designed to protect the ice
containers from splash, drip, and other contamination.
(4) Only filtered air should be used for agitation of water. Air intakes
should be located to minimize the intake of dust and other extraneous matter.
(5) Core sucking and filling devices should be stored and maintained in a
manner that prevents contact with floor surfaces and other sources of contamination.
(6) Personnel who enter the tank room or any room or area where ice
contacts a walking surface must wear clean, suitable boots or shoe coverings
provided specifically for this purpose.
Only potable water should be used for ice block removal operations.
(8) Ice, while being stored, transported, or delivered, should be protected
from contamination by dust, dirt, or any other sources.
Drains in storage vaults should prevent flooding of rooms with waste
(10) Vehicles used for transporting ice should have tight-fitting beds that
are designed for easy cleaning; they should be kept clean and in good repair.
(11) Vehicles used for transporting garbage, rubbish, and infectious
wastes should not be used for ice transport.