Heston Blumenthal not charged for Norovirus outbreak

By Stefan Chomka

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Heston Blumenthal will not face charges over the norovirus outbreak at The Fat Duck
Heston Blumenthal will not face charges over the norovirus outbreak at The Fat Duck
Heston Blumenthal will not face any charges over alleged breaches of food safety legislation at The Fat Duck, which was forced to close earlier this year due to a health scare

Heston Blumenthal will not face any charges over alleged breaches of food safety legislation at The Fat Duck​, which was forced to close earlier this year due to a health scare.

A health report has concluded that oysters tainted with sewage led to guests contracting the norovirus after eating at the restaurant. Environmental health officials for Windsor & Maidenhead Council said that although the restaurant could have taken greater steps to combat the norovirus outbreak, there was insufficient evidence to take formal action.

Blumenthal apologised to diners but a spokeswoman said the company would not be accepting responsibility for the incident.

Click here to read Heston Blumenthal's written apology to diners affected by the incident.

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