Guidance for Food Safety: Bagged Ice

Because ice is food, bagged ice is often held to the same requirements and licenses that apply to other food manufacturing.  You should investigate local, state and federal regulations in conjunction with bagging your own ice.  To assist you in getting started, please refer to the table below that will link you to an appropriate section of your state's website on food safety or health, as well as the FDA website at the federal level.

Please be advised that this list is not intended to be exhaustive or all-encompassing, and Follett LLC is not responsible for the content or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link. It is your responsibility to investigate any applicable federal, state, and local regulations in your jurisdiction.

Federal Website
US Food and Drug Administration FDA Regulates the Safety of Packaged Ice
State Website
Alabama Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Food Safety
Alaska Alaska Division of Environmental Health, Food Safety and Sanitation Program
Arizona Arizona Department of Health Services, Food Safety and Environmental Services
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Health, Food Protection
California California Department of Public Health, Food Safety Program
Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability, Wholesale Food Manufacturing and Storage
Connecticut State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, Food Safety
Delaware State of Delaware, Office of Food Protection
Florida Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety
Georgia Georgia Department of Agriculture, Food Safety
Hawaii Hawaii State Department of Health, Food & Drug Branch
Idaho Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Illinois Illinois Department of Agriculture, Programs and Services
Indiana Indiana State Department of Health, Food Protection
Iowa Iowa Department of Inspection & Appeals, Administration Division, Food & Consumer Safety Bureau
Kansas Kansas Department of Agriculture, Food Safety & Lodging
Kentucky Kentucky Department for Public Health, Food Safety (Kentucky Food Manufacturing Program)
Louisiana Louisiana Sanitarian Services, Food and Drug Unit
Maine Maine Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources
Maryland Maryland Department of Agriculture
Massachusetts Health and Human Services, Food Safety
Michigan Michigan Department of Agriculture, Food Safety
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health
Mississippi Mississippi State Department of Health, Food Code and Food Facility Permits
Missouri Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Montana Montana Food & Consumer Safety Section, Wholesale Food Manufacturing Establishments
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Food Laws and Regulations
Nevada Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Nevada State Health Division
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Food Protection Rules
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Food and Drug Safety
New Mexico New Mexico Environment Department Food Program
New York New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Food Safety and Inspection
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Protection Division
North Dakota North Dakota State Government, Business
Ohio Ohio Department of Agriculture, Food Safety
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Department of Health, Wholesale Foods, Manufactures, Procedures, Bottled Water, Water Vending, and Department of Corrections Facilities
Oregon State of Oregon, Food Safety Division
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services
Rhode Island State of Rhode Island, Department of Health
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Food Safety
South Dakota No regulations for bagged ice
Tennessee Tennessee Government, Department of Agriculture
Texas Texas Department of State Health Services, Food and Drug Licensing Group
Utah Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Vermont Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Human Services
Virginia Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety
Washington Washington State Department of Agriculture
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Agriculture