About Our Ice
OSMOTIC AQUATIC®THE PURIFIED ICE Made with Water Purified by Reverse Osmosis
A COMMITMENT TO PURIFICATION
We add nothing but purity
Brunswick Ice uses only water purified by reverse osmosis to make its OSMOTIC AQUATIC purified ice products. The BRUNSWICK ICE OSMOTIC AQUATIC® purification and ice making system is comprised of a multi-step water treatment train that converts entering EPA-regulated water to purified water. The purified water is then deaerated and frozen to make OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE. All OSMOTIC AQUATIC® brand ice is produced and packaged in-plant at Brunswick Ice in Lawrencevile, Virginia.
OSMOTIC AQUATIC®THE PURIFIED ICE mirrors our fact-based, straightforward views on ice quality:
• Ice is a food product.
• There are basically only two types of ice because, in our view, there are basically only two types of water being used to make ice today purified and unpurified.
• The purity of an ice product begins with the water used to make it.
• Using purified water to make purified ice puts the ice in a class by itself among all ice products.
Purified ice is in a class by itself.
Our Purification and Ice Making System
Entering (source) water that begins the process meets U.S. EPA National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) as specified in Official 4/1/06 - 7/1/06 USP Monographs.
The Brunswick Ice system produces purified water for OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE as follows.
Unpurified NPDWR water enters and passes through
four filtrations prior to the reverse osmosis purification
• a 25-micron filter
• a secondary multi-media filter
• an activated carbon filter (carbon adsorption)
• a 5-micron filtration
The filtered water moves to
• reverse osmosis purification at high pressure through 0.001-micron TFC RO membranes
The purified water receives
• continuous ultraviolet disinfection at 253.7 nanometers of finished water
• air filtration in the enclosed finished water tank
Once purified, the finished water is deaerated and frozen using a multi-
patented ice maker developed by Morris & Associates of Raleigh, North Carolina. The proprietary Morris equipment ensures that the crystal clear quality of the purified water is maintained during and after freezing.
A COMMITMENT TO BEST PRACTICES
Overarching the purity of its ice product is the Brunswick Ice commitment to food safety in processing and handling. This commitment is highlighted
by the recognition the company and its products have received from quality centered organizations.
IPIA PIQCS PLUS/HACCP Certified
Brunswick Ice was the first U.S. ice producer to attain the combined ice quality and food safety PIQCS PLUS designation.The PIQCS PLUS designation indicates that our company not only meets the IPIA Packaged Ice Quality Control Standards but also meets the requirements of the Hazard Analysis/Critical Control Point System. The monitoring program has been adopted by the FDA for various food products and by the IPIA for packaged ice. PIQCS PLUS certification is renewed annually by participation in IPIA-mandated plant audits performed by the world-wide leader in food safety solutions and inspections, NSF/National Sanitation Foundation, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Brunswick Ice has consistently retainedits PIQCS PLUS certification.
OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE has been distributed since 1997 without recall. The IPIA/National Sanitation Foundation, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Virginia-based military officials perform routine inspections of the Lawrenceville water purification and ice making plant.
OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE is also recognized by the Virginia Department of Agriculture as a processed food product under the Virginia’s Finest Program.
The Brunswick Ice water purification system employs an in-line water quality monitoring system capable of analysis-based detection, auto-alert and auto-shutdown should in-process water quality be jeopardized. Brunswick Ice routinely tests finished samples of packaged OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE. 2007 test results may be viewed on our web site: News, NSF Test Results.
OSMOTIC AQUATIC is the registered trademark for all purified ice produced by Brunswick Ice. Our form-fill-seal packaging material is supplied by the Bemis Company, Inc./Indiana. The pillow pack material we specify is an advanced mLLDPE film that meets FDA food packaging specifications.The film used offers excellent puncture and pinhole resistance and forms a superior barrier to protect our purified ice products from exterior surrounding odors. All OSMOTIC AQUATIC® package printing uses lead-free inks. The Bemis Company has a Superior rating under AIB Consolidated Standards for Food-Contact Packaging Manufacturing. OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE packaging conforms to requirements under the Brunswick Ice IPIA PIQCS PLUS/HACCP certifications.
10 Years and 100 Million Pounds of
OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE
Our loyal consumers say our ice is “The best ice in the world!” People who are in the business of using ice to produce ice-based food and beverage products agree, “It’s the best ice we’ve ever used.” People love the name and love the package. But most of all, they love what our satin-smooth, sparkling ice nuggets do for their beverages.
Since the introduction of OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE in 1997, consumers have purchased more than 100 million pounds of our unique purified ice. Our 120-ton per day capacity allows us to supply the needs of over 350 current customers with a dramatically different packaged ice. Coupled with more than 75 years of consistent, on-time delivery performance, Brunswick Ice is a win-win situation for our
business buyers as well as our consumers.
We look forward to adding your name to the list of
OSMOTIC AQUATIC® THE PURIFIED ICE fans.
For detailed product and service information,
contact Robbie Pecht, president, Brunswick Ice at
1-800-624-1381 or direct at 1-434-848-6022.
By E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRUNSWICK ICE & COAL COMPANY, INC.
514 NEW STREET
LAWRENCEVILLE, VA 23868