The microbiological quality of ice used to cool drinks and ready-to-eat food from retail and catering premises in the United Kingdom.

@article{Nichols2000TheMQ,
  title={The microbiological quality of ice used to cool drinks and ready-to-eat food from retail and catering premises in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Gordon L. Nichols and Iain M. M. Gillespie and John de Louvois},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2000},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={78-82}
}
A survey of 4,346 samples of ice from retail and catering premises examined 3,528 samples (81%) used to cool drinks and 144 samples (3%) from food displays. For 674 samples (15%), the origin was not recorded. Most samples of ice used to cool drinks or ready-to-eat food on displays did not contain coliforms, Escherichia coli, or enterococci. Of the ice used to cool drinks, 9% contained coliforms, 1% E. coli, and 1% enterococci in excess of 10(2) CFU/100 ml, and 11% had an aerobic plate count at… CONTINUE READING

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