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 also supplies other industrial sectors including scientific research, laboratories, HVAC and refrigeration.
Why Map? Temperature mapping, or thermal mapping as it is also known, provides food and pharmaceutical companies with the confidence that their storage conditions comply with regulatory requirements. Even minor fluctuations in temperature could lead to product safety and compliance issues meaning that costly inventory is lost. Periodic temperature mapping of storage conditions is critical […]
What does HACCP mean? How does it safeguard your food? What are the obligations placed on the food industry to ensure compliance? HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. Let’s look at this food safety system and see how it works. Set up by the European Union HACCP has been mandatory in the […]
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day It’s true. After waking, perhaps 8 to 10 hours after last eating, breakfast gets the body going and fuels you for the day to come. It starts the metabolism and reduces the chance of craving carbohydrate snacks later in the morning. Throughout September Better Breakfast Month […]
To avoid food poisoning it is essential that food be defrosted safely before use. It is especially important to know how to defrost chicken safely. Why is this step so important? There are two issues to consider when defrosting food, both of which will affect the quality of the food once prepared and, more important, […]
An Overview of Oven Thermometers There are two main types of oven thermometer. Pre-installed oven thermometers, as the name suggests are built into an oven and, in most cases have a temperature display on the outside control surface of the oven. A stand-alone oven thermometer is bought separately and placed in the oven. These standalone […]
It’s always exciting to see our products being used and this week’s spot was no exception. One of our eagle-eyed staff members spotted the C12 HACCP Thermometer being used to check meat temperatures on Celebrity MasterChef. This handy thermometer was seen in action at Smith & Wollensky, the iconic American fine dining steakhouse in London, […]
Have you heard any of these snippets of advice about refrigerators and freezers? A refrigerators is more cost efficient when it’s full. Your refrigerator is much warmer at the top and colder at the bottom. When the seal on your refrigerator begins to decay you should replace the appliance. Which of these are true and […]
Advantages and Characteristics of Digital Food Thermometers In most regards a digital thermometer offers the same functions as a traditional thermometer. Imagine food preparation without a thermometer? There would be no safe and effective way of measuring whether food is properly cooked by visual means alone. Whether the fault of the operator or of the […]
A good quality BBQ thermometer is an essential item for al-fresco cooking. Warm weather and long evenings make the ideal combination for a barbecue. It’s a relaxed way to eat and . There is a need to be a little cautious however, as this might sometimes lead to a more relaxed approach to food preparation […]
What is a Thermocouple? A type of sensor that is used to measure temperature Two wires of different metals connected together A thermometer that uses a thermocouple sensor The Thermocouple itself is made by welding two dissimilar metal wires together, which form the point of measurement. The wires are then insulated from each other […]
Do you have plans to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends on the fourth of July or saving your celebrations until the weekend? Whenever you host your get together, it is time to get out the red, white and blue decorations and plan your holiday menu. When it comes to Independence Day food, it […]
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, […]
From May 19 to 22, Comark will be at NRA 2018, the National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place, Chicago. Come along and see us in Booth #3651. If you’re still manually collecting temperature data and recording in written records, here’s a great opportunity to visit see a wide choice of products designed to support […]
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 […]