All commercial establishments require the use of a separate scoop for use with ice. There are good reasons for this so even if you're at home, it's wise to use an ice scoop. First, if you use a glass to scoop the ice, you run the risk of chipping the glass - imagine trying to find a glass chip in an ice bin! Second, your hands, used glassware, and any other potentially dirty object should never come in contact with the ice. Ice is legally considered a food so all the handling procedures apply.
Submitted By: Chris on 07-13-06 (Definition has not yet been rated)