Wednesday, June 3, 2015


The average American buys four bags of packaged ice each year, 80 percent of it between Memorial and Labor Day.  Just like bottled water, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates packaged ice in interstate commerce as a food, just like other foods.However the FDA does not inspect small packaged ice producers, like retail stores, that make and package ice directly for the consumer and only for intrastate sales.