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Advice on ice handling as BBC raises bacteria issue again

11 May 2018

Watchdog highlights cinema drinks – FEM argues modern equipment makes ice hygiene simple. The regular media stories about ice hygiene highlight the fact that some operators, or their staff, simply don’t care enough, according to FEM.   “The problem of ice hygiene has been tackled extensively and there are plenty of solutions that make it very easy to keep things clean,” says Mark Hogan, commercial director of FEM.  “While the law treats ice as a food, many people still have too...

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Big screen bacteria: ice in cinemas found to be unacceptably contaminated

10 May 2018

Hubbard highlights the simple measures that could avoid similar cases A report on BBC’s Watchdog programme has found high levels of bacteria in ice at three top cinema chains. In one instance, levels of bacteria were found to be 10,000 times higher than acceptable levels. Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range of ice machines, says it’s vital the industry gets serious about cracking down on poor hygiene practices that lead to the issue.  “It’s obvious that the message isn’t getting...

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Dirty ice: in the news yet again

28 June 2017

Hubbard calls for industry to crack down on hygiene practices BBC’s Watchdog programme has found bacteria from faeces in ice in three top coffee shop chains. Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range of ice machines, says it’s about time the industry cracked down on the poor hygiene practices that lead to the issue.  “It’s not like we haven’t seen this before,” says Mark Stebbings, technical and aftercare manager at Hubbard Systems.  “Every year for as long as I can...

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Advice on ice hygiene: keep yourself clean and keep the icemaker clean

3 May 2016

Hubbard questions suggestion that faecal bacteria came from water that made the ice Once again the issue of ice hygiene is in the media, with a researcher from the BBC’s Rip Off Britain finding bacteria from faeces in ice cubes served in a big-name takeaway.* However, a suggestion that the bacteria could have come from the water used in the icemaker has been questioned by the ice experts at Hubbard Systems, the company that markets Scotsman ice machines in the...

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