Denmark's top eatery fined for too warm shellfish

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 1:44 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — 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.