Customers Urged to Beware of Fake Announcements

September 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

In recent weeks, an individual known to KQF has made a series of malicious social media announcements about – or claiming to come from – this company. A number of these posts and announcements have been made using fake profiles. We would like to assure customers that KQF is in no way connected with them. We have notified the authorities and hope for a speedy resolution.

The individual is known to have set up a number of different profiles using false identities, as well as a fake ‘company page’, and may do so again. Consequently, if customers discover any site or social profile that claims to be operated by KQF, please bear in mind that the content could well be malicious. KQF will only make announcements online via its usual, established platforms – namely this website and the following social media addresses:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KQFQualityFoods

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KQFQualityFoods

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KQFQualityFoods/

KQF does not use other social media profiles besides those listed above, so please be cautious when browsing. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have found a profile that you believe to be malicious, please contact us so we can report it.

It’s that time of year again, back to school season! Let’s talk about lunch menu..

September 5, 2017 at 11:07 am
Back to school

Back to school

Fresh new shirts and smart new shoes have been bought and summer holiday tans are already fading, signs that can point only to one thing – it’s time to go back to school.

The first day back at school, when it’s still warm and sunny, can be difficult for them to hit the ground running and get back into “work mode” quickly.

But stresses and strains at the start of a new academic year can be just as overwhelming for parents as it is for children. Of course, it can be a real challenge to come up with healthy lunch ideas day after day. And let’s face it, as adults, we (often times, more so than our kids) get tired of the “same-old same-old” lunch.

So, having a plan for what to serve for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school year a whole lot easier for paretns! Why not try our classic burgers & ready cooked kebabs or our japmosa’s for a perfect pack lunch meal.

 

Get In The BBQ Spirit

July 12, 2017 at 11:41 am

BBQ WITH KQF DELICIOUS FOOD

KQF BBQ

It’s time to pull out the BBQ, dust off the charcoal bag and get ready to enjoy summer with glorious sunshine. Make your BBQ exotic with our wide range of KQF products from flavours around the world.

KQF GOurmet South African

GOURMET SOUTH AFRICAN

Our South African Gourmet Burgers are the meatiest & biggest burgers we do. Made with 90% Lean Beef and weighing in at a whopping 220g per patty.

 

 

 

 

KQF TEXAN

 

TEXAN USA & GB

However you like your burgers “spicy” or “mild”, we’ve got you covered with our Texan Range. These Meaty burgers weigh 110g each and are sure to please.

 

 

 

KQF Classic

CLASSIC RANGE

Essential and great value for money with a variety of choice, available in Beef, Chicken & Lamb and made with Authentic Indian spices perfect for keeping everyone entertained. These Burgers, Kebabs or Sausages are perfect value for money.

 

 

KQF Burger

ADD SOMETHING EXTRA

+ Pastrami Slices
+ Sliced Meats
+ Halloumi
+ Sweet Potato
+ Corn On The Cob

Try adding these on the BBQ as sides or to give your Burgers that extra edge.

Back To School Lunch Idea

June 8, 2017 at 11:52 am

The kids have had a week off and now they are back at school, so we at KQF have come up with a few ideas for their lunch box which the kids will love. Our sliced meats are perfect for salads and sandwiches as they are ready to eat – no preparation at all for busy mums.

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SANDWICHES

The plain old cheese sandwich is now becoming extremely boring, so try spicing things up with our various meat loaf slices and Pastrami’s:
Beef Macon Slices
Chicken Tikka Slices
Spicy Lamb Loaf

Lamb Tikka Loaf
Salt Beef Slices

Halal Salad

SALADS

Getting children to eat a plain salad can be difficult, add these ingredients and see them eating their greens with no fuss at all:
Pastrami Slices
Polony Slices
Grilled Chicken Fillets
Pasta
Beans

 

Quick Halal sandwich recipe

QUICK SANDWICH RECIPE

Toast your bread 
KQF Chicken Tikka Slices
Lettuce/ Tomatoes/ red onions
Cheddar Cheese
KQF Beef Pastrami Slices
Mayonnaise  

 

 

 

Quick Halal Salad recipe

QUICK SALAD RECIPE

1 tomato
¼ cucumber, sliced
½ red onion, sliced
1 small lettuce, shredded
Masala Polony / Chicken breast Fillet
Croutons –  Add hummus & olive oil

KQF Given Top ‘AA’ Rating by BRC

April 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

BRCFollowing inspections earlier this year, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has upgraded KQF’s accredited status from ‘A’ to ‘AA’ – the highest possible rating for a UK retailer.

KQF first approached BRC in 2013 with a view to gaining accreditation, and it was successful in that first year. In every year since then, the company had consistently maintained a grade A rating, but now it has gone a step better.

The AA rating was first introduced in 2015 under the BRC’s Global Standard for Food Safety, issue 7. The BRC notes that: “Issue 7 requirements were updated with a focus on improved transparency in the supply chain, food fraud and substitution risk assessment, reduction in product recalls attributed to incorrect labelling, brand protection, and legal compliance. As a result, two new fundamental sections and five new sections were added to BRC’s Food Safety Standard.”

In short, KQF has met the highest possible standards under an accreditation system that has itself been made more stringent. This represents a significant achievement, as KQF managing director, Faruk Vali explains:

“We can be very proud of the new double-A rating,” he said. “It has taken hard work and investment to get us here but it has been well worth the effort. It means we can demonstrate to all customers and potential customers that we adhere to the very highest standards – and that we are maintaining those standards day after day, year after year.

“I’d like to thank and congratulate the KQF team on securing this new, higher rating. It will give added confidence to our clients and distributors, and – together with our proven halal credentials – it will help underpin our plans for expansion in the days ahead.”

The BRC AA rating comes at a helpful time for KQF. This spring sees the launch of several exciting products including a range of new marinades and KQF Shish Chicken Kebab Bites, which will be followed by a lamb version later in the year.

For more details and the chance to take part in free taster sessions and give-aways, please see our Facebook page.

How to cook and store meat safely

March 6, 2017 at 10:26 am

Store meat safelyStoring Meat Safely

In order to ensure bacteria does not cause contamination, and food poisoning, it is essential to prepare, and store meat safely. Few safety tips:

  • Store raw meat and poultry in clean, sealed containers on the bottom shelf of the fridge. This prevents the meat/poultry from making contact with other foods.
  • Follow all storage instruction on the label, and never eat meat/poultry after its ‘use by’ date. Failure to do so can lead to serious, and even life threatening illness.
  • Cool cooked meat which is not going to be eaten immediately as soon as possible, and then store in the fridge or freezer.
  • Keep cooked meat separate from raw meat.
  • To further prevent contamination from raw meat, thoroughly clean plates, utensils, surfaces and hands immediately.

Freezing meat safely

Raw meat can be frozen safely, providing that you:

  • Freeze the meat before the ‘use by’ date.
  • Follow all freezing, and thawing instructions
  • As a rule of thumb, allow 24 hours to defrost each 2.5kg/5lbs of meat or chicken
  • If you defrost raw meat and then cook it thoroughly, you can freeze it again, but remember never to reheat foods more than once.
  • The meat can be cooked immediately if defrosted in a microwave. If the meat requires to be cooked later, thaw it in the fridge in order to prevent it from getting too warm.
  • Upon defrosting, ensure the meat is used within two days. It will expire in the same manner as fresh meat.
  • Ensure that the meat is cooked until it is steaming hot all the way through.

It is important to note that when meat thaws, it releases liquid. This liquid can spread bacteria to any food, plates, utensils, or surfaces that it touches. Ensure that the meat is stored in a sealed container on the bottom shelf of the fridge; this prevents contamination. Meat which is defrosted, and then cooked thoroughly, it can be frozen again. However, it is imperative to never reheat meat, or any other food more than once as this can lead to poisoning.

Cooking meat safely

In order to decrease the risk of food poisoning, meat should not be washed. This is because the droplets of water can splash on to other surfaces, and can contaminate them with bacteria. It is essential to cook meat properly, as it ensures that harmful bacteria are killed; this in turn prevents food poisoning. When meat is cooked all the way through, its juices run clear, and there is no pink or red meat left on the inside.

The following meats should be cooked all the way through:

  • Poultry such as chicken & turkey
  • Burgers and sausages
  • Kebabs
  • Rolled joints of meat

You can eat whole cuts of beef or lamb when they are pink inside – or “rare” – as long as they are cooked on the outside. This is because any bacteria are generally on the outside of the meat.

Storage-chart_eStoring Leftovers safely

  • For extra uncooked meat follow any storage instructions on the label and don’t eat meat after its ‘use by’ date
  • When you have cooked meat and you’re not going to eat it straight away, cool it as quickly as possible and then put it in the fridge or freezer
  • Leftovers should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking and eaten within three days
  • Remember never reheat foods more than once

General food safety tips

Replace sponges and kitchen towels regularly. Washing your dishes and cutting boards with dirty sponges and towels can spread more bacteria. Bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens also grow on sponges and towels over time, so make sure to clean your sponge thoroughly every other day and replace it about once per week.

How to make a perfect KQF Burger

January 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

How to make a perfect KQF Burger

At KQF, we believe in giving our customers the very best in quality, integrity and taste.

Quality:
We use only the finest ingredients and our quality insurance scheme is rated “Grade A” by the British Retail Consortium.

Integrity:
We have an inspector from the HMC permanently stationed at our factory to ensure all foods are manufactured in strict accordance with halal principles.

Taste:
We use only authentic spice blends and we base our range on some of the world’s most popular dishes. The rest you’ll have to discover for yourself…

The KQF range promises convenience, value and some truly unforgettable flavours.

Best of all, you can now order direct and get it delivered to your door – so why not browse our products, check out some of our special offers and see the KQF difference for yourself?
Visit www.kqf-foods.com

British sausage week

November 3, 2016 at 9:46 am

Considered a British staple, the humble sausage can be traced back to the 19th Century. After the onset of World War One, food was rationed heavily, which led to the dramatic decrease of meat in sausages. Instead, manufacturers bulked sausages out with scraps, cereal and water. This caused them to pop and hiss frantically when cooked on shovels over open fires in the trenches. Sometimes they even exploded. Hence, bearing the name Bangers!

Did you know that sausages are even older than Ancient Greece? The Sumerians (modern day Iraq) made sausages 5,000 years ago.

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In order to appreciate (and eat!) sausages; as well as to celebrate the great lengths sausages have come to, KQF are proud to be part of British Sausage Week. It is time to celebrate the sausage, and what better way than to experience KQF’s diverse variety? Our sausages are ‘bulked’ up full of flavour, and meat…certainly not cereal!

Did you know that a staggering 1.26 billion meals containing sausage are eaten in the home each year?

Whether sizzling on a summer BBQ, heaped with ketchup in a hot dog, or a hearty plate of bangers and mash, our sausages are sure to satisfy everyone. Our classic sausages, available in beef or chicken, are made to our renowned fiesta recipe, and can be grilled, barbecued or pan fried. Blended with authentic herbs, and spices, with a gentle fiery kick, these are perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

KQF Halal SausagesSausage rolls can be identified as the life and soul of any party or buffet (well we think so anyway!), and our spicy mini sausage rolls, make perfect finger food, (or grab a handful food), for everyone. These are easy to cook and are made from carefully seasoned chicken, nestled in layers of puff pastry. Mini in size, but mighty in taste!

So whether they form a part the most important meal of the day, or are tucked in between fresh bread, there is no doubt sausages are integral in British life. Celebrate the Sausage, and tantalise your taste buds with our sausages, packed with goodness.

Buy our wide range of sausages – http://www.kqf-foods.com/kqf-classic-halal-sausages.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KQF Sponsors Charity Fitness Event

October 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

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Ever conscious of the need to promote healthier lifestyles, KQF recently sponsored a charity event that combined fundraising with keeping fit.

The 8th Annual Fitness Event was held on Sunday 9th October at Fulwood Leisure Centre in Preston, with all proceeds going to support the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.  Co-sponsors were Pharmalogic and VB Creative Photography.

The event is always popular and this year was no exception. People gathered from 9:00am to perform three consecutive activities. Some of the many exercises and activities on offer included a 10km run, 30 minutes of swimming, pilates, zumabathon, boxercise and circuit training. Each participant paid £10 to enter and the money went to support the charity’s work across the region.

“Rosemere performs a very valuable role,” said KQF managing director Faruk Vali. “It supports world class cancer treatment throughout the North West, it funds important research and it helps drive up the quality of patient care. This was a great opportunity to support the organisation whilst also encouraging people to take their own health and fitness seriously.”

If you would like to donate for the DWF Foundation and Rosemere Cancer Foundation, please follow below link: https://www.mydonate.bt.com/events/prestonfitnesschallenge2016/356035

Donations are accepted until 11th November 2016. Keep donating!

What makes our burgers taste so good?

September 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

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Burgers. Whether sizzling on the BBQ on a hot summer’s day or lathered with ketchup and chips during a cosy night in; we all love them. The dictionary definition of a burger is a flat meat sandwich; this evokes an unappetising and dismal image. However, here at KQF our burgers are anything but unappetising, with recipes inspired by Thai, Indian, and South African cuisines.

Our burgers will take your taste buds on a flavoursome journey around the world. Made using KQF’S authentic recipes, we use the finest ingredients, and an exceptional blend of herbs, spices and seasonings. As well as being much bigger, we offer a higher meat content than ordinary high street burgers. Our succulent Chicken, Lamb and Beef burgers serve to create a tasty, flavourful and exclusive experience for all.

Our burgers are halal certified by the HMC and are made under a quality assurance system that has achieved a grade A rating under the British Retail Consortium standard for food. This reflects the pride we share on the quality, integrity, and taste of our foods, which in turn makes our burgers so delicious, and successful amongst all customers. If you are looking for a scrumptious burger experience, which will leave your taste buds tantalized, satisfied and craving for more, then look no further than our KQF burgers to deliver a delicious culinary experience.