Geranium, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant of 2011 Bocuse d’Or winner Rasmus Kofoed, has been fined for hygiene breaches by Denmark’s food safety authority.
The Copenhagen restaurant has been ordered to pay £2,300 by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) who found “dead shellfish” such as oysters, scallops and crayfish kept in fridges at between 8°C and 9.6°C, far above recommendations.
They also awarded the restaurant the lowest grade in its four-tier rating system after it also reported that two walk-in coolers also had “black, green and white splotches growing on the underside of shelves and on packaged pickled garlic”.
Kofoed told Danish news agency Ritzau: “I do not agree with what is written. I believe that it is greatly exaggerated but I admit that there are some parts of the process where perhaps we have been a bit unattentive.”
The restaurant had been using a computerised system to monitor food temperatures incorrectly, but fish and shellfish were always stored on ice, he added.
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