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Denmark's Top Restaurant Fined for Warm Shellfish

Sunday Nov 27, 2016
  (Source:Claes Bech-Poulsen)

A Danish restaurant with three Michelin stars has been fined 20,000 kroner ($2,840) for storing fresh shellfish at too high temperatures.

When inspectors with Denmark's food administration visited the Germanium restaurant in Copenhagen on Sept. 29 on a regular random visit, they frowned.

Crayfish, scallops and oysters were kept in fridges with temperatures up to 9.2 degrees C (48.6 F) - far above the maximum 2 degree C (35.6 F).

Geranium chef Rasmus Kofoed told public broadcaster DR the errors had been corrected but admitted they may "have been a bit inattentive."

He didn't believe the fine would any impact on regular customers. In February, the eatery became the first Danish restaurant to be awarded three stars ever.

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