UK celeb chef Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant, The Fat Duck, has now been linked to over 400 illnesses. Moleculargastrologest Blumenthal, who looks like the love child of Alton Brown and Mats Sundin, reportedly had up to 16 food handlers working with norovirus symptoms at the restaurant. Not a great idea.
The reality of the food industry is that a sick day is a day without pay and can lead to less hours. This continues to be a problem, especially with norovirus as ill food handlers are often linked to large-scale outbreaks.
Below is a food safety infosheet dedicated to the Fat Duck outrbreak. You can download the food safety infosheet here.