Festive Safety Tips

Festive Safety Tips from Comark Instruments

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 – i.e. not food-poisoning! We’ve done all the hard work for you and put together some canny little Festive Safety Tips for you to follow   Keep things clean: Wash hands before and after handling any food. Wet or damp hands can spread bugs between food and surfaces! Wash all surfaces (cutting boards, dishes, utensils and countertops) before and after preparing each food item. Wash dishcloths and tea towels regularly, and let them dry before you use them again. Dirty, damp cloths are the perfect place for germs to spread. Don’t wash raw … Read more

Bonfire Cooking

Bonfire Cooking

Bonfire Cooking Bonfire Cooking, or cooking over an open fire, is the oldest and most original method of cooking. There’s such a thrill and joy in cooking over a bonfire. Foods roast and develop a rich, smokey , and at this time of year especially, bonfires provide a great atmosphere for outdoor events such as party celebrations, Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night. A good fire for cooking is primarily hot coals and a few logs of burning wood. Depending on the fire and weather conditions, a new campfire can take 30 to 45 minutes to burn to the right conditions. Let the fire burn down until you have a bed of glowing coals, which is the ideal state for cooking. Just because you see flames does not mean that your bonfire is ready for roasting! A common mistake is to start … Read more

BBQ-Week

BBQ Week – Keep safe!

Keep safe this BBQ Week! It’s BBQ Week! With summer just around the corner, you may well be thinking about spending sunny evenings with friends and family, enjoying a lovely BBQ. Everyone wants to give their friends and family some fun and a tasty evening NOT a few days of diarrhea or sickness resulting from food poisoning.   So to help create a memorable occasion for all the right reasons we have some easy steps you can follow: Pre-Cook your meat in the oven and then finish off on your barbecue for flavour If you are choosing to ONLY cook on the barbecue, the two main risk factors are: Undercooked meal Spreading germs from raw meat on to food that is ready to eat When cooking most meats (chicken, turkey, pork, burger or sausages) The coals are glowing red with a powdery grey … Read more

Visit Comark at Foodex 2016

Visit Comark at Foodex 2016

From 18 – 20 April, Comark will be at Foodex, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries at NEC Birmingham. Visit us at Stand Q310 to see our most recent innovations in temperature monitoring solutions across the food supply chain.   Comark will be showcasing some of our most popular and high-quality devices, including the Pocketherm and HACCP Touch. Both instruments are easy to use, and abide by HACCP regulations. Visit us on Stand Q310 to see them in person – and learn more about why Comark’s range of thermometers and related temperature instruments lead the industry.   In addition to the latest from Comark Instruments, be sure to check out some of the other sessions at the show. From a Meat Masterclass and exclusive insight into the World Steak Challenge, … Read more