Connections » Profiles

Denmark's Top Restaurant Fined for Warm Shellfish

Sunday Nov 27, 2016

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.

Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Add New Comment

Comments on Facebook