As the most elite company of Butchers in the UK, we expect our corporate members to have the same standards and vision as the Q Guild. This is certainly true of Comark. Their products are industry leading and are of the highest standard.Gordon Newlands - Marketing Director - Q Guild
BioCote is the market leading branded antimicrobial solutions provider. Our focus to ensure hygiene risk is reduced wherever possible meant partnering with Comark was a perfect match, with BioCote Antimicrobial Protection added to top-selling instruments.Guy Charteris - Partner Development - Biocote Ltd
Comark Instruments has over 50 years experience as a leading, international manufacturer of high quality, precision thermometers, data loggers and wireless monitoring solutions, supplying over one million instruments per annum.
Formed in 1961, Comark manufactured the first of many of its electronic measuring instruments in 1963. The Company rapidly expanded and has seen some revolutionary instruments being developed. As experts in temperature, we provide products and monitoring solutions to the food industry that aid compliance with HACCP regulations and due diligence procedures, helping to improve product safety to customers, eliminate risk and reduce cost in the supply chain.
In the healthcare sector, where accurate temperature monitoring of blood, tissues, drugs and vaccines throughout the supply chain is critical to the delivery of high quality products to patients, our monitoring solutions provide data integrity and reporting for audit purposes. Comark Instruments also supplies other industrial sectors including scientific research, laboratories, HVAC and refrigeration.
As suppliers of specialist temperature measuring equipment supplied into food manufacturing, food service, catering and retail businesses, Comark is well placed to understand the importance of HACCP and food safety training to these organizations. “Comark continues to innovate food safety solutions. We are proud to launch our HACCP food safety and food hygiene training programme. […]
Handling raw chicken requires attention to some basic food hygiene principals to reduce the chances of eating food contaminated with campylobacter. The Food Standards Agency quote that about four in five cases of campylobacter food poisoning in the UK come from contaminated poultry, especially chicken and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]
Acrylamide is a chemical substance formed by a reaction between amino acids and sugars. It is found in a wide variety of foods such as chips, roast potatoes, crisps, toast, cakes, biscuits, cereals and coffee. Concern regarding the carcinogenic potential of acrylamide has eventually led to new legislation that comes into force in April 2018. […]
All food businesses must develop documented food safety management procedures based on HACCP. This is particularly important in premises that have higher risks such as butchers handling raw and cooked food. Butchers’ shops will require more in-depth record keeping than lower risk food businesses. It means that butchers must identify where risks to food safety […]
Accurate measurement and control of temperature is critical to the quality and safety of food products. Throughout the supply chain of any food business there will be critical control points (CCPs) identified in the HACCP plan. There will be temperature safety checks at each of the CCPs identified. 1. Why is temperature control important? Harmful […]
Now in its 10th year, Real Bread Week runs from 24 February to 4 March 2018 and is the international celebration of supporting your local, independent Real Bread bakery and baking your own bread. One of the two main aims of Real Bread Week has always been to encourage more people to bake additive-free loaves […]
Food businesses want total food safety assurance and this is where a wireless monitoring system for temperature can help. When the heat is on in the kitchen, do you know what is happening in your temperature sensitive storage? When it gets busy front of house, you want to know that your staff have time to […]
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is celebrated by eating pancakes. We often look forward to the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday without giving much thought to why we celebrate in this way. Shrove Tuesday is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It always falls 47 days […]
It’s important to understand the difference between Use by Date v’s Best Before Date on the food you buy. The ‘best before’ date is often mistaken for the expiry date. This can mean any foods expired after the best before date can end up in the trash, but the food would have still been completely […]
Ho Ho Ho….It’s that time of year when everybody is getting into the festive and holiday Christmas spirit. Gathering with family & friends, exchanging gifts and enjoying the feast. Food poisoning isn’t on anyone’s Christmas list, so make sure you only give people what they want this year by following our Festive Safety tips: […]
Although Christmas and other traditional end of year celebrations may still seem like a long way off, retailers are already in full flow when it comes to present shopping, with Black Friday being the biggest shopping day of the year! Whilst relatively new to the UK, November’s Black Friday (24th) and Cyber Monday (27th) have […]
Happy Halloween! Autumn can be quite busy from the holiday excitement, but don’t forget to keep food safety in mind. Make sure that costumes and decorations are the only things scary about your Halloween celebrations: No matter how good it looks, avoid eating raw cookie dough or cake batter. The uncooked eggs in the dough may […]
Great news for your sweet tooth! Chocolate Week is October 9-15, and Comark Instruments is here to help you celebrate. Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient and can be enjoyed in many forms all year round. However, now that cold weather is approaching, hot chocolate makes a perfect Autumn treat. Here is a simple homemade hot […]
September 19-25 is National Cupcake Week in the United Kingdom! It’s National Cupcake Week! Frosting, sprinkles and sweets probably come to mind when you think of cupcakes. But what about your other ingredients? Eggs, an important ingredient in cupcake recipes, run the risk of salmonella contamination. Salmonella-contaminated eggs do not look or taste any differently from […]
World Chocolate Day is on 7 July and the perfect way to celebrate is by making a batch of this delicious treat. Chocolate comes in many different forms and tastes, making it easy for everyone to love! Whether you prefer miniature chocolate candies or chocolate for dipping fruits and pastries, it’s necessary to temper chocolate […]
The Sous Vide cooking method has recently taken the restaurant industry by storm – and is even becoming popular among home kitchens. So, what exactly is Sous Vide cooking? Sous Vide is a method of slow cooking in which food is cooked in vacuum sealed bags, submerged in a constant temperature-controlled water bath. This technique […]