Sixty-three customers and some staff suffered vomiting or diarrhoea last month, health officials said Friday.
The diners at Noma, which grabbed the number one spot in Restaurant magazine’s prestigious annual ranking in 2010, 2011 and 2012, fell sick over a five-day period, inspectors said in a report which can be seen on the eatery’s website.
The inspectors from the Danish food ministry criticised the restaurant for not alerting authorities quickly enough and for failing to take adequate action after the worker fell ill. Noma blamed a delay in disinfecting the restaurant’s kitchen on internal communication problems.
Even when members of two separate dining parties complained by e-mail, and one employee reported vomiting after handling food, no measures were taken the morning after. Noma charges 1,500 kroner ($260) for a menu without drinks.