SLIME, MOLD, BACTERIA, BIOFILM AND YEAST ARE ALL MAJOR SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION OF ICE MACHINE AND ICE BINS.
Slime, also known as yeast, mold, biofilm, organic growth, and biological pollution, can come in all different color, shapes and sizes. The precursors to slime are naturally occurring in the air and are typically introduced into ice machines and other foodservice equipment as the natural operation of the equipment draws in air. Once in contact with the food equipment surfaces, slime takes hold and begins to proliferate. If left untreated, slime can quickly expand and cause loss of performance, decreased efficiency, equipment fouling, malfunction, and even complete contamination.