Ice Cream Van Hire In Kent - Markes Ices Give The Facts About Hygiene - HACCP and Hygiene Certificates

 

5 STAR HYGIENE AWARD SCHEME (Scores on the doors). The Facts.

When adding to Markes Ices ice cream van fleet with the purchase of a new ice cream van the first port of call is to telephone the Council Food standards department responsible for environmental health to invite an inspection.Once inspected the company then can apply to add this vehicle to their trading licence.During the inspection all areas of food preparation are examined along with company practices and storage. Markes Ices once again receive the Very Best possible review a catering company can get which is an excellent reputation with their local authority and be given the maximum time between scheduled Hygiene inspections which is two years, this does not mean no inspections in between as these can be done at any time, any place without notification and HERE’S THE POINT ABOUT SCORES ON THE DOORS. Markes Ices agree with their Local Authority there is very little point to an scheme where a set time for inspection is carried out by appointment and a one off visit and that is that, really anyone can be at their best on a given day, this does not reflect the company’s on going policy to health and hygiene or good practices,far better to know inspections are on going can be at any time or place which make for a companies health and hygiene practices to be on going and a constant.

HACCP

What is HACCP?

As part of routine inspections, the enforcement officer will check that the business has an appropriate HACCP-based food safety management system in place.

HACCP stands for ‘Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point’. It is an internationally recognised and recommended system of food safety management. It focuses on identifying the ‘critical points’ in a process where food safety problems (or ‘hazards’) could arise and putting steps in place to prevent things going wrong. This is sometimes referred to as ‘controlling hazards’. Keeping records is also an important part of HACCP systems. Markes Ices HACCP documentation can always be inspected by their customers and clients.

HYGIENE CERTIFICATES.

During the inspection of Markes Ices New Ice cream Van addition the company was very pleased to be asked to show their hygiene certificates for all staff,and for the place of registration to be noted, this is very good practice as the certificate registration will have to be a valid training point which will eliminate the online certificates gained by some companies.The Hygiene certificates also have to be renewed every three years so a date check is always worth a look by customers.

Allergy Alerts

Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

Food allergen labelling

People with some food allergies, particularly peanut allergy, have to be extremely careful what they eat. Food labelling is very important to these people because the consequences of eating the food they are allergic to could be very serious.

Food intolerance and allergy research

Agency research work that investigates food intolerance and allergy.

Guidance for food businesses on allergy and intolerance

This guidance is designed to help food businesses provide information to customers who need to avoid certain ingredients because of an allergy. It includes general advice and information on allergy and intolerance and specific voluntary best practice guidance on pre-packed foods, loose foods and the food labelling rules.

Peanuts during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early childhood

In August 2009, the Government revised its advice to consumers about eating peanuts during pregnancy, breastfeeding and the first few years of life, in relation to the risk of developing peanut allergy in childhood.

As an Allergy aware company Markes Ices joined the Government scheme where the company is notified immediately when an allergy warning has been put in place on products from any source,any company or supplier.Markes Ices spokesperson Mark said

“The information is so immediate we probably know about these allergy awareness warnings long before this information drip feeds to local supermarkets shelves.”

So Hire Your Ice Cream Van For Your Event With Confidence From the UK’s Number One Ice Cream Van hire Company 2010 /2011 as voted for by their customers.

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Ice Cream Van Hire News.Ice Cream Vans For Your Events and Celebrations.Bookings Being Taken Now.

Markes Ices are now taking bookings for the 2012 season.Book now for your summer event,jubilee celebration,sports day,fete,fair,school fundraising event.Our modern fleet of ice cream vans will bring a smile to your guests faces as well as help raise money for local charity’s and fundraising ideas.Markes Ices cover Kent,London,South East if fact all over the UK.

An Ice cream arriving at your Wedding day reception brings joy and surprise to guests faces,the most common comment s are “how wonderful” Oh what a great idea”In fact by adding a Marke’s Ice cream van to your special occasion you will see your guests faces light up.

Whatever event you are planning, whether it’s a simple fete, carnival, sporting event, a full-blown air show or music concert, our catering units can meet your every need.

Our professional and friendly staff will ensure all your needs are met with a guaranteed quality of food, drink, and above all service, tailored to suit your specific event.

When it comes to outside catering whether it is for 200 or 20,000 people, we really are… As good as it gets.

 


Ice Cream van hire from Markes Ices the UK’s number one ice cream van hire company for customer satisfaction 2010/2011.

  • School Fete – Sports Day - Summer Fete - County Fete - Carnival – Festival - Dog Show
  • Fun Day – Open Day – Village Fete - Charity Event - Town Show - National Play Day
  • Football Tournament - Rugby Festival - Hockey Tournament - Flower Show - Horse Show
  • Company Events - Corporate Hospitality - Advertising Campaigns - Part Branded Ice Cream Vans
  • Wedding Party - Civil Ceremonies - Engagement Party - Anniversaries - Celebrations
  • Team Building Days - Corporate Ice Cream Van Hire - National Campaigns - Public Relations
  • Television and Film Work

Ice Cream Vans Out On The Kent Streets For 2012

 

Markes Ices familiar yellow and purple ice cream vans will be seen out on the streets of Kent this Saturday 21st January starting hopefully a warm sunny 2012 event season.Company Director Robert said “if the current bookings and enquiries through January are anything to go by the summer is going to be very busy,added to the usual event season will be street parties and celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and themed 2012 London Olympic events.Key dates are already being booked up very early”.

A message to our customers on our ice cream van street rounds.

Markes Ices have decided after many years to make a change to their familiar chime, it has been decided to change from The Yellow Rose Of Texas Chime to what the company feels to be the happier more child friendly Yankee Doodle Dandy, so listen out young and old for the new chime.

After the winter company Director Diane says “We cannot wait to get back out on the Kent streets bringing a smile to childrens faces from Kents favourite ice cream van company.”"We are very pleased to be awarded the UK’s number one ice cream company award again for the second consecutive year, its especially pleasing as it is voted for by our customers”.

Markes Ices will be intoducing many new ice cream products again this year always trying to keep up with trends, quality ice creams, and a freshness of menu.Company spokesman Mark said “we will be adding to our extensive range,our ice cream product menu already consists of, quality fresh whippy ice cream,Bubblegum Sorbet,Cherry Sorbet,Lemon Ice,Chocolate ice cream,Strawberry ice cream,Mint Choc Chip,Chocolate Dipped waffle Cones,Oysters,Sherbet Rolled waffle Cones,Walls,Nestle,Treats,R&R ices,as well as many ice cream creations invented by Markes Ices Staff.Additions to the ice cream product menu for the 2012 season will be announced in early February.

Photograph’s of Markes Ices new arrival we be on show very soon, the ice cream van hire companies newest addition to the fleet is a Mercedes long wheel base event and show ice cream van, Markes Ices team cannot wait for our customers to see the new ice cream van,”we think they are going to be very impressed.It comes equiped with a top of the range high output ice cream machine, extra fridge and freezer space. As with other ice cream vans owned by Markes Ices the new Mercedes Ice Cream van is equiped with a large gas operated Hot Dog Machine, Company Director Robert Ellinor said”this latest addition will certainly turn some heads,and our Jumbo Hot Dog machine will please hungry school children and passing workmen alike.”

Markes Ices offer their ice cream vans for hire for your Football tournaments,air shows,sporting events,dog shows,weddings,private parties-functions,birthday celebrations,Corporate advertising campaigns,team building days,TV and Media ice cream hire in fact the Markes Ices slogan ANY SEASON ANY REASON is most app.

Markes Ices ice cream van hire cover Kent,Surrey,Sussex,Essex,Hampshire,London,Westminster and the City of London,Oxfordshire,Buckinghamshire, in fact ice cream vans all over the South east,Midlands,North east,North West, ice cream vans all over the UK.

When asked the Question What’s so good about being an ice cream man Mark replied”thats easy”

To bring a smile to the children’s faces as well as running a profitable business makes running an ice cream van company a dream come true .Marke’s Ices ice cream vans operate all over Kent London, in fact all over the UK covering events from weddings ,music concerts ,fetes, fairs, school sports days and many more .We have built up a client list now that return year on year including channel 4,ITV,BBC.But although large events are great, to return to our local rounds and see the children jumping for joy at our arrival in their street still gives me a buzz that i never had working in the usual rat race of nine till five office .Our best selling items have always been the soft serve whippy 99 style ice creams although a close second is bubblegum ice cream ,bright blue and a taste the children love. Also very popular is our own invention the Candy cream ,a combination of soft ice cream on top of candy floss ,or cotton candy as its know in the states. To see our vans and products please visit www.markesices.co.uk i would love to hear if anyone has any other ice cream creations or inventions they would like to see on our windows .Another great idea has been children’s birthday parties where we turn up playing happy birthday ,invite the birthday boy or girl into the ice cream van and learn to serve the whippy ice cream to their friends them self .Children have great fun and we get very good feedback from the bookings. Anyway the sun is shining and I am going to get the ice cream van ready to bring a little happiness the streets of Kent .Listen out for the ice cream van chimes tinkle and we will see you there.”

Ice Cream vans For Your Event 2012 Summer Season

Ice Cream vans For Your Event 2012 Summer Season

Marke’s Ices 01634 375324
Mobile event catering at its best!
Earn money for your School, club or charity
Keep the children happy and earn funding for your school, nursery, organisation or group.
Hire our vans for your school fete, sports days, village fair or music event and raise money for your organisation through our fundraising donation policy.
Friendly and professional staff. All fully CRB checked.
We use the highest quality products to meet all your catering needs.
With a wide range of cold drinks, ice creams and hot dogs. Let us cater for your sporting event, whatever the size, and you could earn extra funding for your club. We specialise in outdoor catering including parks and fields where other catering options are limited. Speak to us today to discuss your specific sporting event requirements.
Stand out from the crowd! Personalised van signage and product giveaways. Ideal for open days, corporate events, team building days and launches. A cost-effective and unique way to get your message across.
Birthdays and Parties Want something special for your big day? Why not have an ice cream van arrive at your party playing happy birthday. Along with fun and entertainment the birthday child is invited in to the van to serve their family and friends. Package includes all ice cream, crew membership card and birthday card.
Any age, any party, any excuse! Love Ice Cream
Resist everything but temptation Freshly made soft whip ice cream, a wide range of delicious sorbets, flavoured ice cream and ice lollies. Candy floss, chilled drinks and hot dogs.
Not forgetting everybody’s favourite Markes ices invention “The Candy Cream
About Us
Health, safety and hygiene certificates.
CRB checked.
£10 million event hire public and product liability insurance.
Family-run business covering the whole of the South East.
“Whether it is for 20 or 20,000 people – we really are as good as it gets!”
To find out about hiring our vans or for information on our fundraising donation policy call
07768 072871 / 07833 953622 / 07827 443934
www.markesices.co.uk

Ice Cream Vans For 2012 Event Season.Queens Diamond Jubilee.2012 Olympics

All at Markes Ices would like to take this opportunity to wish customers old and new a very Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing many clients and friends again throughout the 2012 event season.Markes Ices are now taking bookings for what is expected to be a very busy event year,as usual ice cream vans will be booked for Fetes and Fairs,Ice cream vans for Football tournaments,Ice cream vans for Weddings,Ice cream van hire for Birthday Celebrations,Ice Cream Vans for fundraising events and for 2012 season Markes Ices are expecting additional booking requests for ice cream vans to attend many Queens 60th diamond Jubilee year celebrations.With 2012 being olympic year in London many key dates are being requested early.

 

Markes Ices have the facility to offer selected ice cream vans fitted with the latest Electric Motor Drive (EMD) a fantastic development from the DDS. It allows the operation of the van model soft ice cream machine in locations where the vehicles engine would be inappropriate. On site power allows the EMD to operate the soft ice cream machine in specialist locations such as an indoor event’s or highly sensitive emission locations. The most important element of the EMD is the fact that it generates zero pollution

To discuss your booking requirements for an ice cream van to attend your event please visit www.markesices.co.uk