Any lodging establishment which makes ice available in public areas, including but not limited to lobbies, hallways, and outdoor areas shall restrict access to such ice in accordance with the following provisions.
After September 1, 1979, any newly constructed lodging establishment which installs ice-making equipment, and any existing lodging establishment which installs or replaces ice-making equipment, shall install only automatic dispensing, sanitary ice-making, and storage equipment in areas to which the public has access. Any such establishment may install open-type ice bins only if the ice therefrom is dispensed in the manner provided in subpart 3.
After December 31, 1984, any existing lodging establishment which has not converted to automatic dispensing ice-making and storage equipment shall no longer permit unrestricted public access to open-type ice bins, and shall dispense ice to guests only by having employees give out prefilled, individual sanitary containers of ice, or by making available prefilled, disposable, closed bags of ice.
January 21, 2000
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes