Hubbard Ice Filters Out Danger - Cryptosporidium Outbreak Triggers Alarm
More than 250,000 people in the Daventry and Northampton area have been told to boil their water for drinking and food use during an outbreak of the parasite Cryptosporidium, which began on 25 June 2008.
However, Hubbard Ice Systems wishes to let their customers in the area know that Scotsman ice-making machines fitted with a water filter can safely run from a mains water supply as Hubbard filters remove bacteria and parasites - including the infectious Cryptosporidium.
People can be infected with the parasite by consuming contaminated water or food, or by swimming in contaminated water. If swallowed Cryptosporidium can cause gastroenteritis, with symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. It is especially harmful to young children and those with weak immune systems and can cause fatalities. The parasite can also be spread through animal-to-human or human-to-human contact.
Hubbard Ice always recommends that their customers choose an optional Hubbard filter with their Scotsman machine, not only to prevent the spread of harmful particles but also to produce premium quality, pure ice and to demonstrate that they are exercising due diligence in avoiding infections.
Hubbard water filters provide a cost-effective solution by removing chlorine, arresting scale and filtering harmful particles as small as 0.5 microns, producing the highest quality ingredient water.
Hard water inhibits the performance of all ice machines, reducing efficiency, increasing energy consumption and producing poor quality, cloudy ice and so protecting your ice machine with a Hubbard water filter makes sound economic sense.
The Scotsman ice machines supplied exclusively by Hubbard Ice Systems in the UK are built to make compliance with food and drink safety requirements easy. Scotsman is an ISO 9002 accredited company whose machines are compliant with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and carry the CE mark as well as many international standards. After each cycle the machine flushes out any potentially contaminating impurities in the system, so that every cycle uses only clean water.
Customers are offered training in looking after and maintaining their machine and Hubbard Ice also provides an ice hygiene poster for display to remind staff of the guidelines. A wipe clean laminated sheet is provided which can be fixed near the machine with cleaning instructions specific to that model and Hubbard offer a de-scaler and anti-algae solution for use with the auto-clean function, ensuring that all parts of the machine are thoroughly cleaned.
Hubbard Ice Systems provides a comprehensive after-sales support package for any hygiene queries.
For more details on how to keep you ice machine clean see www.perfectice.co.uk or call 01473 890129