To back up Hubbard Systems’ recent launch of the Scotsman XSafe icemaker range in the UK, the supplier is offering all XSafe customers a certificate that they can display in their premises and a sticker for their window or door, stating that the ice is XSafe-protected.
XSafe is a sanitation system that’s said to be certified to destroy all known bacteria and viruses (including coronaviruses) and reduce the growth of yeasts, moulds, mildew and slime within the ice maker. It’s aimed at keeping the interior hygienically clean to enhance ice safety and reduce staff workload, as they shouldn’t have to clean the machine as often.
Pete Gray, MD of Hubbard Systems, said: “We need to be creating an environment where consumers feel safe when they go to a foodservice site. These certificates and stickers contribute to that, by showing that the operator is taking measures to make their site as hygienic and safe as possible.”
Scotsman XSafe is a sanitation system which operates 24/7 and is designed to require no day-to-day maintenance. It works silently in the background whenever the ice machine is in normal production mode, claimed to provide continuous protection of both the ice which is produced and the ice which is stored within the confines of the storage bin.
XSafe uses the natural disinfectant power of UV light to help keep the interior of the ice machines in a hygienic condition. Unlike standard UV systems, XSafe first uses the UV light to convert oxygen into ozone, then converts the ozone into activated oxygen, then blows it throughout the interior. This activated oxygen is what attacks a wide spectrum of contaminants, including coronaviruses, germs and bacteria. It does this by destroying the bonds in the molecules of the contaminating material, which should make them harmless.
XSafe is now a standard feature on most of the Scotsman range of ice machines, from compact undercounter models to large, high volume modular systems. The undercounter model, with an integral ice storage bin, produces up to 25kg of gourmet supercube ice per day.