15A NCAC 18A .3624      ICE HANDLING

(a)  In Resident Camps, ice that is to be used in fountain drinks, ice water, tea and coffee, or in connection with the chilling or serving of salads, vegetables or other foods shall be manufactured from a water supply meeting the requirements of Rule .3609 of this Section and shall be stored and handled in a sanitary manner.

(b)  Storage boxes shall be covered, located away from sources of contamination, maintained in good repair and kept clean.  Storage bins or boxes shall be provided with rims and covers designed to exclude spillage and drip.

(c)  Ice grinders, pans and buckets used in preparing chipped or crushed ice shall be protected from contamination, cleaned between usages and kept in good repair.  Buckets and other containers used in the transportation of ice shall be stored above the floor in a clean place.

(d)  Ice shall be dispensed or transferred with a scoop, spoon or other sanitary method.  When not in use, an ice scoop or spoon may be stored in the ice with the handle protruding or on a clean surface.  Ice scoops shall not be stored in water.  Fountain ice compartments, bowls, buckets or other containers shall be in good repair; washed and kept free of scum, rust, and mold; and shall be protected from drip, dust, splash and other means of contamination.  Ice shall not be received, used or accepted when there is evidence that it is not being handled and transported in a sanitary manner.

(e)  Ice machines shall be kept clean.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-235; 130A-248;

Eff. October 1, 2007.