Thursday, September 21, 2017

Yekaterinburg restaurant allegedly sickens 18 customers

Investigators are currently looking into sanitation and serivce at the Fed Samurai Cafe in Yekaterinburg after 18 local residents sought medical attention for acute intestinal infection after eating rolls at the cafe.

Experts confirmed non-compliance of sanitary regulations in the manufacturing of the product, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

The establishment is now closed and owner Victor Shabanov said that they will do everything possible to ensure that the situation does not happen again.

The restaurant, which serves "unconventional cuisine," had not had any complaints or disturbances for three years. Last year in the Sverdlovsk region, investigators looked into 1,127 "unconventional kitchens," of which 170--or 15 percent--were found to be unsuitable after looking at microbiological indicators. Specifically, raw fish at sushi restaurants is a common area of concern.

The Sverdlovsk region has registered 21,763 cases of acute intestinal infections so far this year, compared with 22,198 in the same period the year before, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.