When we think about what goes into a beverage, we think about the syrup in juice and soda; the liquor and the mixers; the fruit infusions. What about the ice? Often overlooked, ice can have a large impact on beverages.
In every foodservice operation, there is a list of required cleaning that should happen on a daily basis. However, something that rarely makes it onto these lists is cleaning the ice machines. From bad flavors to illness causing bacteria, ice can cause a myriad of problems.
School cafeterias assume responsibility for nutritional needs of all students and staff. More important, though, they're responsible for safety. Taking every precaution is the only way to achieve these goals when operating a school nutrition program, and for South Douglas Elementary School in Douglasville, Georgia, this also meant improving the quality of their school ice service.