63 Diners at 'World's Best Restaurant' Get Sick

Copenhagen's Noma apologizes after outbreak
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2013 7:47 AM CST
A file photo of Danish restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.   (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling, file)

(Newser) – This might make it a little easier to get a table at Copenhagen's Noma, which has reigned as the No. 1 eatery at Restaurant magazine for three straight years: Sixty-three diners got sick over a four-day period last month, reports Bloomberg. Danish health officials ordered the restaurant to ramp up its food-handling procedures after what they termed a "massive" outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting, reports AP. Would-be diners typically have to make reservations months in advance and can expect to shell out $440 for a Nordic meal with wine.

“We acknowledge that the internal procedures haven’t been good enough and because of busyness, employees didn’t check e-mails" from the first ailing customers, says a restaurant statement. (Read more Noma stories.)

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