A brave new adventure in ice storage?

johnboy 28 December 2013 23
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Tim has spotted this one out and about:

Who needs a fridge when u have a driveway?

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tuco tuco 6:12 am 31 Dec 13

screaming banshee said :

tuco said :

It wasn’t there today.

Two days later.
In Summer.
Who would have thought?

You always remember your first.

poetix poetix 9:02 pm 30 Dec 13

Thirst world problems.

Cheers.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:52 pm 30 Dec 13

tuco said :

It wasn’t there today.

Two days later.
In Summer.
Who would have thought?

JC JC 7:00 pm 30 Dec 13

KarlV said :

Christmas/Holiday day prep – order extra ice; more than the store can hold. Just leave it in the forecourt and people will see if as they drive by/swing past and buy some. What isn’t sold just melts away…….. yes, I know, it’s a waste. 🙂

I’ve seen this happen plenty of times over holiday periods; the servos just order more in to make sure that they don’t run out – and you don’t go to the competition.

All well and good but when they deliver extra it is wrapped in thermal blankets. I brought a couple of bags on XMAS day from Caltex Belco that were outside on a pallet with the blankets around them, also drove past 7Eleven Kippax and they were doing the same.

Now whilst not 100% clear it looks to me like the pallet behind the bags is a pallet of ice wrapped up. So makes no sense what so ever for these bags to be sitting out like this, unless there has been an issue of some kind.

tuco tuco 6:58 pm 30 Dec 13

It wasn’t there today.

KarlV KarlV 6:46 pm 30 Dec 13

Christmas/Holiday day prep – order extra ice; more than the store can hold. Just leave it in the forecourt and people will see if as they drive by/swing past and buy some. What isn’t sold just melts away…….. yes, I know, it’s a waste. 🙂

I’ve seen this happen plenty of times over holiday periods; the servos just order more in to make sure that they don’t run out – and you don’t go to the competition.

c_c™ c_c™ 4:02 pm 30 Dec 13

troll-sniffer said :

c_c™ said :

If that’s Bells ice, then it’s food grade. If there was a sign saying this batch is meant just for packing and not consumption, then perhaps they’d get a pass, but if intended for consumption this almost certainly breaches the Food Act. Not keeping it under temperature control risks bacterial growth, and as others have noted being in a petrol station, would expose it to chemical contamination even just from vapours in the air.

Ice is meant to be stored in a freezer, that is regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Ummmm… looking at the scene as portrayed in the photo it is almost a given that the ice has been laid out and barricaded off because of a problem somewhere. Freezer failure is the most likely reason, but any number of alternatives could be suggested. The chances that the garage is simply storing the ice for sale are zilch, unless of course the manager of the station is a complete idiot.

What you say makes no sense. If the freezer has failed, then the ice will still keep cooler in an insulated but offline freezer than on pavement.
If the outages lasts long enough that the ice does start to melt, then it’s finished and should be disposed of.
There’s no in between scenario that would call for it being stored as in the photo.

dannybear dannybear 1:46 pm 30 Dec 13

troll-sniffer said :

c_c™ said :

If that’s Bells ice, then it’s food grade. If there was a sign saying this batch is meant just for packing and not consumption, then perhaps they’d get a pass, but if intended for consumption this almost certainly breaches the Food Act. Not keeping it under temperature control risks bacterial growth, and as others have noted being in a petrol station, would expose it to chemical contamination even just from vapours in the air.

Ice is meant to be stored in a freezer, that is regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Ummmm… looking at the scene as portrayed in the photo it is almost a given that the ice has been laid out and barricaded off because of a problem somewhere. Freezer failure is the most likely reason, but any number of alternatives could be suggested. The chances that the garage is simply storing the ice for sale are zilch, unless of course the manager of the station is a complete idiot.

When they’ve done it at the lanyon service station in the past they tried to sell it to me, I refused to take any and asked for the key to the freezer which they reluctantly gave me, the freezer was still functioning and had ice in it.

IrishPete IrishPete 11:01 am 30 Dec 13

JC said :

troll-sniffer said :

Ummmm… looking at the scene as portrayed in the photo it is almost a given that the ice has been laid out and barricaded off because of a problem somewhere. Freezer failure is the most likely reason, but any number of alternatives could be suggested. The chances that the garage is simply storing the ice for sale are zilch, unless of course the manager of the station is a complete idiot.

Finally someone has stated the bleeding obvious.

It may be bleeding obvious, but is the manager always on site? Has the teenager behind the counter been fully briefed? Who is stopping stupid people from knocking off a bag on their way through? Are you certain it isn’t “waiting” for someone to transfer it to the freezer (or back to it)? It’s also making the forecourt wet and slippery, as the water from melt or condensation isn’t respecting the barrier tape.

There are other ways to deal with this, and half an hour with a pair of scissors would be an easy and less risky way.

IP.

JC JC 10:15 am 30 Dec 13

troll-sniffer said :

Ummmm… looking at the scene as portrayed in the photo it is almost a given that the ice has been laid out and barricaded off because of a problem somewhere. Freezer failure is the most likely reason, but any number of alternatives could be suggested. The chances that the garage is simply storing the ice for sale are zilch, unless of course the manager of the station is a complete idiot.

Finally someone has stated the bleeding obvious.

IrishPete IrishPete 9:07 am 30 Dec 13

Alderney said :

gooterz said :

Looks like what happens when you get an online order and you aren’t home. Stuff just dumped all over the front.
Alas its likely they are making a spiritual offering to the barbeque god. All hail the mighty barbecue

You must get your orders send using a different courier company than I do.

They usually leave a note, shocked that you aren’t at home during business hours on a weekday, asking you to call/log on to their website, etc.

And even then you have to chase them up to get it re-delivered.

A recent purchase from Steeden though did have the functionality to say, ‘if I’m not home please leave it…’ Very helpful.

I presume you’re being sarcastic. I always try to do the courier companies a favour by requesting in advance that the seller tell them to phone me before attempting the long round trip to my rural address. They rarely do phone. I would often end up collecting from a depot about 1km from my workplace. No-one wins, because I end up getting my good much later than otherwise, which doesn’t do the seller, me or the courier any good.

Storing ice on a service station forecourt fails on so many levels. Anyone stupid enough to buy it is, well, stupid, but if it ends up back in the freezer first how would they know?

IP

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 11:58 pm 29 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

If that’s Bells ice, then it’s food grade. If there was a sign saying this batch is meant just for packing and not consumption, then perhaps they’d get a pass, but if intended for consumption this almost certainly breaches the Food Act. Not keeping it under temperature control risks bacterial growth, and as others have noted being in a petrol station, would expose it to chemical contamination even just from vapours in the air.

Ice is meant to be stored in a freezer, that is regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Ummmm… looking at the scene as portrayed in the photo it is almost a given that the ice has been laid out and barricaded off because of a problem somewhere. Freezer failure is the most likely reason, but any number of alternatives could be suggested. The chances that the garage is simply storing the ice for sale are zilch, unless of course the manager of the station is a complete idiot.

Alderney Alderney 5:42 pm 29 Dec 13

gooterz said :

Looks like what happens when you get an online order and you aren’t home. Stuff just dumped all over the front.
Alas its likely they are making a spiritual offering to the barbeque god. All hail the mighty barbecue

You must get your orders send using a different courier company than I do.

They usually leave a note, shocked that you aren’t at home during business hours on a weekday, asking you to call/log on to their website, etc.

And even then you have to chase them up to get it re-delivered.

A recent purchase from Steeden though did have the functionality to say, ‘if I’m not home please leave it…’ Very helpful.

dannybear dannybear 5:28 pm 29 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

That’s the only sort of “ice” we should have in Canberra (or anywhere else).

I’m sure somebody could find a way to get high off this petrol laced product.

Roundhead89 Roundhead89 5:06 pm 29 Dec 13

That’s the only sort of “ice” we should have in Canberra (or anywhere else).

c_c™ c_c™ 11:42 pm 28 Dec 13

If that’s Bells ice, then it’s food grade. If there was a sign saying this batch is meant just for packing and not consumption, then perhaps they’d get a pass, but if intended for consumption this almost certainly breaches the Food Act. Not keeping it under temperature control risks bacterial growth, and as others have noted being in a petrol station, would expose it to chemical contamination even just from vapours in the air.

Ice is meant to be stored in a freezer, that is regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 5:24 pm 28 Dec 13

If you or anyone have concerns relating to food safety issues, contact ACT Health Protection Services.
Phone 02 6205 1700, Emergencies: 02 9962 8612.

gooterz gooterz 5:21 pm 28 Dec 13

Looks like what happens when you get an online order and you aren’t home. Stuff just dumped all over the front.
Alas its likely they are making a spiritual offering to the barbeque god. All hail the mighty barbecue

maxblues maxblues 4:14 pm 28 Dec 13

The Iceman Cometh in the Lanyon Valley. The play was set in the Last Chance Saloon…is this what inspired the Gordon woman at Mooseheads?

RadioVK RadioVK 3:32 pm 28 Dec 13

Busted Freezer?

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