Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. … In this way, food safety often overlaps with food defence to prevent harm to consumers.
Can Bacteria Really Live in Ice? Simply put, yes, bacteria that can cause serious harm to humans are able to survive in ice cubes. Common misconceptions are that ice is too cold to harbour bacteria. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes are even able to survive in ice-cream, as was the case in an ongoing outbreak in the US involving blue bell ice-cream.