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

Comark Experts

Comark Experts: Q&A with Product Marketing Director Michael Hall

Food safety technology is taking a more prominent role in kitchens and food processing facilities now. Handheld temperature monitoring devices and wireless data logging solutions are positioned to help food service providers take quality products to market, with customer safety as their primary ingredient. In this interview, we talk with Michael Hall, Director of Product Marketing at Comark Instruments, about Comark’s new Bluteooth Pocketherm. Q: How does the Bluetooth Pocketherm work to efficiently upload HACCP information? A: The Bluetooth Pocketherm is a game changer in the temperature-monitoring industry. With Bluetooth pairing capabilities, this thermometer pairs with the Comark Checks app on a smart device to log temperature data. The fast and easy technique transfers from thermometer to smart device in a matter of seconds. This speeds up the data logging process all while maintaining accuracy and running a HACCP plan. Q: What are … 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

P125W Waterproof Pocketherm Folding Thermometer

Comark Instruments Launches Waterproof Folding Pocket Thermometer to Improve Food Safety Measurement

Comark Instruments continues to raise the bar in monitoring solutions and food safety across the supply chain with the introduction of the Waterproof Pocketherm food thermometer, featuring flashing LEDs and a buzzer to provide instant and reliable temperature recognition. “The Waterproof Pocketherm’s ability to withstand water makes it easier than ever to closely monitor food temperatures and comply with safety regulations in busy kitchen environments” says Michael Hall, Product Marketing Director for Comark Instruments. “The Pocketherm takes the pain out of frequent quality control checks and HACCP monitoring in the food service industry.”   “Comark once again delivers an innovative and effective tool to the monitoring solutions market,” says Lika Dutta, General Manager for Comark Instruments. “The launch of the Waterproof Pocketherm addresses an unmet need in the quick frozen food industry. Its waterproof design and accuracy makes it the … Read more


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

Folding Pocket Thermometer

Pocketherm Food Thermometer is now available in HACCP colours

It’s fast, it folds and it bleeps!  Safe and convenient to use, this food thermometer has a fold-out probe and in response to customer requests, it is now available in red, green, yellow and orange in addition to the original blue label. Pocketherm has instant visual and audible indication of correct frozen, chilled and cooked temperature zones.  All you need to do is insert the thin tip, stainless steel, penetration probe into the food to be tested and coloured LEDs, together with an audible bleep confirm whether the product is at the correct frozen, chilled or cooked temperature zone.  The food thermometer measures temperature over the range of -40°C to +125°C with a 0.1 °C resolution. Pocketherm has a white case which is easy to keep clean.  In addition, BioCote technology is incorporated at the time of manufacture and the antimicrobial additives provide … Read more