Production Best Practices

Standard-setting quality assurance.

We believe it’s crucial for our customers to have total peace of mind when it comes to our food-grade ice, especially when they need to provide quality control documentation during a food safety audit. Our manufacturing facilities and safety controls keep customers compliant and confident in such cases.

We operate to the highest of quality and sanitary standards in the industry. This includes the Packaged Ice Quality Control Standards, or PIQCS, set forth by the International Packaged Ice Association. These standards are fully compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Compliance and Quality

Our ice exceeds compliance requirements. Arctic Glacier operates an internal Compliance and Quality function which manages, monitors and validates our Food Safety processes through a variety of programs. We take pride in providing this added value to our customers.

Within our production processes, we execute various quality measures to further validate the integrity of our products. Each facility partners with an accredited third-party laboratory to validate the quality of their product.

Our products also undergo an annual audit by IPIA conducted by third party auditors, ensuring our products meet the required high standards to be certified a food grade safe product.


With more than 100 facilities across North America and 2,500 employees ready to help, Arctic Glacier® has the resources and reach to be there whenever, wherever and however you need.

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At Arctic Glacier®, we produce and deliver ice in many forms, totaling two billion pounds annually. But at the end of the day, there is one thing and one thing only at the core of every product we provide to our valued customers. Water.

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