All posts by Alison Butler

3 Food Safety Tips for your Halloween Party

Halloween is observed in a number of countries on the 31 October. Otherwise known as All Saints’ Eve it marks part of the three-day observance of Hallowtide which runs from 31 October to 2 November annually. Modern Halloween celebrations include dressing up for costume parties, decorating with pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns, spooky decorations and games […]


Temperature Mapping for temperature controlled storage

4 Steps to Temperature Mapping

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 […]



Better breakfast month promotes a healthy meal to start the day

Better Breakfast Month

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 […]


How to defrost chicken safely

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, […]

How to defrost chicken

Oven thermometer to check cooking temperature

Choosing an Oven Thermometer

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 […]


Comark’s C12 Thermometer on Celebrity MasterChef

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, […]

C12 Thermometer used on MasterChef



Best BBQ thermometer to check meat temperature

Using a BBQ Thermometer for Safe Meat Preparation

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 […]