Ice Cubes Bacteria: Be-aware of Fecal Matters in Your Ice Machine

When was the last time you clean your home ice-machine?

Harmful bacteria such as Biofilm could be accumulating in your ice-machine.

Biofilm is a collection of microorganisms made up of mostly bacteria which cells adhere to each other and to any surface, sometimes referred to as slime.

Mold could also be accumulating in your ice-machine.

In 2007, the Chicago Sun Times found that nearly 20 percent of 49 restaurants and hotel bars in Chicago had ice contaminated by high levels fecal coliform. According to a summary of the Sun Times report, "most of the positive test samples came from ice-bins used by waitstaff or otherwise exposed sources."

How to keep mold and slime away from your ice-machine?

  • Inspect your ice-machine as often as possible.
  • Clean your ice-machine using Vital Oxide.
  • Investigate the interiors of your ice-machine.
  • Remember to clean frequently.


Use Vital Oxide to clean your ice-machine and get rid of harmful bacteria.


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A comparative study of indicator bacteria present in ice and soda from Las Vegas food establishments.



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