An inspection of the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen by the Danish Food Standards Agency has established that there have been serious problems at the two-star Michelin restaurant, which has been named the World’s Best Restaurant three times by Restaurant Magazine.
The inspection was carried out following several reports to the agency that guests had become ill after eating at Noma.
“We have established that (Ed: guests) from 12 groups, with 63 ill out of 78 who ate there in the period of 12th Feb. to 16th Feb became ill (vomiting and diarrhoea – Norovirus). At the same time there has been illness among personnel handling food,” the agency says in its inspection report.
Inspectors suggest a sick kitchen assistant was probably responsible for the outbreak of Norovirus.
A kitchen assistant had been ill with vomiting on the evening of February 15, after having produced food at the restaurant during the day. The assistant informed the restaurant of the fact by e-mail that evening.