60 diners at world's best restaurant struck with vomiting bug after employee 'cooked food while ill' By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 16:53 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 8 March 2013 More than 60 diners who ate at a restaurant commonly thought to be the best in the world have been struck ill. Customers at Danish restaurant Noma, in Copenhagen, were apparently infected with norovirus during their 290-a-head meals. It is believed that the virus started when a restaurant employee came in to work while sick
Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled highPictures show filthy conditions in the kitchen of sweet shop Love to Fudge Owner Lucy Gillian Kappes pleaded to three hygiene offencesShe was fined 1,050 at Scarborough Magistrates CourtThe seafront shop remains open for business By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 7 February 2013 A seaside sweetshop owner has been fined after her premises were found covered in old food that had cemented itself onto cookers and work surfaces – but the shop remains open for business. Health inspectors found that the food preparation area in the Love to Fudge shop in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, breached several food hygiene laws. Pictures taken when the shop was visited show saucepans on top of a cooker that has food burned onto it and what is believed to be fudge or caramel pouring over the side of work surfaces.
TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson gets a taste of her own medicine as she launches legal bid after her restaurant was given just ONE star out of FIVE for food hygiene62-year-old furious after The Crown and Castle in Suffolk was poorly rated Suffolk Coastal District Council carried out the inspection in November Certain dishes have been removed from the menu because of rating 'We strongly disagree with the score we have received' said Mrs Watson By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 09:41 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 4 January 2013 Angry: Top food writer and broadcaster Ruth Watson has launched a legal challenge after inspectors gave her hotel The Crown and Castle just one star out of five for food hygiene As a top food writer and broadcaster, Ruth Watson is used to giving advice to struggling hoteliers desperate to revive their fortunes. But it seems the 62-year-old could do with some advice of her own after her rural hotel restaurant received a damning critique
More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off, with schoolchildren worst affected Cases highest in children aged five to 14, says Health Protection AgencyNorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 The winter flu season has kicked off, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of school children falling ill with the infection The flu season has begun, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill. Doctors were yesterday given the green light to prescribe antiviral medication to those who need it and people most at risk of the infection were urged to have a flu jab. Dr Richard Pebody, head of seasonal flu surveillance at the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said: 'We are seeing an increase in flu activity mainly among school children indicating the start of this year's flu season.' Flu cases in children aged five to 14 have doubled in the past week to reach almost 17 cases per 100,000.
Wealthy Swiss banker takes disabled elderly husband on 'holiday of a lifetime' to India – and leaves him there because she was fed up paying for care bills | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 20 December 2012 A wife who took her handicapped husband on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to India then dumped him there to save on care costs has been jailed for four years in Switzerland. The wealthy 65-year-old banker showed the wheelchair-bound 74-year-old videos of 'palm-fringed beaches and luxury hotels' to convince him to come on the trip. The woman – who had been paying 6,000 a month in care bills – then took him to a poverty-stricken suburb of New Delhi and paid a family 1,500 a month to take him in
Primary school bans parents from baking cakes to sell at Christmas fair unless they hold a food hygiene certificate School letter tells parents homemade donations will not be accepted Headteacher said advice in letter had followed the council’s guidelines | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 4 December 2012 Stunned parents will not be able to donate homemade cakes and buns to a primary school Christmas fair because of new health and safety rules.
Cash-strapped Greek health service in crisis as hospitals run out of gloves and gownsEurope’s top health official said Greek hospitals are in such dire straits that staff are failing to keep up basic disease controlsGreece already has one of the worst problems in Europe with hospital-acquired infections Disease experts fear this is being made worse by a severe economic crisis that has cut health care staffing levels and hurt standards of care | UPDATED: 20:36 GMT, 4 December 2012 Greece is facing a rise in hospital-acquired infections because its cash-strapped health service cannot afford basic supplies such as gloves, gowns and alcohol wipes.