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 […]

Best BBQ thermometer to check meat temperature

What is a Thermocouple

What is a Thermocouple?

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 […]



HACCP and Food Safety Training

Comark announces new accredited HACCP and food safety training

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. […]


Safe handling of chicken to minimize campylobacter contamination

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, […]

Campylobacter and Handling Raw Chicken

Acrylamide in Food

Reduce Acrylamide by Going for Gold

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.  […]


The Importance of Hazard Analysis for Retail Butchers

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 […]

Hazard Analysis for Butchers

5 Temperature Safety Tips

5 Temperature Safety Tips

 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 […]




Pancake Day 2018 and why we celebrate on Shrove Tuesday

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 […]

Pancake Day with perfectly cooked pancakes