c. Ice manufacture.
(1) Sanitary requirements for ice manufacture are detailed in
Appendix F. Additional requirements as outlined in the current Public Health Service
Publication No. 1183, will be followed.
(2) Preventive medicine personnel will conduct sanitary inspections of
ice manufacturing, storage, and distribution facilities; and will, in coordination with
appropriate veterinary personnel, recommend approval of commercially operated
plants. Approved commercial ice plants will be listed in the Directory of Sanitarily
Approved Food Establishments for Armed Forces Procurements or in the locally
approved establishment list (AR 40-657).
d. Points to remember.
(1) Food, water, and beverages which contact contaminated ice can
transmit waterborne diseases.
(2) Automatic ice machines eliminate many health problems in the
handling of ice.
(3) The Army has minimum sanitary requirements for the manufacture,
storage, handling, and transport of ice.
Only potable water can be used for ice manufacture.
(5) Cross connections between potable and non-potable water systems
(6) Floors, walls, and ceilings used in ice plants should be smooth, kept
clean, and in good repair.
(7) Ice plant equipment should be made of smooth, nontoxic materials.
Equipment must be clean, in good repair, and stored in a sanitary manner.
(8) Can fillers, core-sucking devices, and drop tubes should be handled
Freezing cans are disinfected.
(10) Freezing tank covers must be designed and maintained to protect ice
(11) Personnel who enter the tank or similar areas must wear specialized
boots or shoe coverings that are kept clean.