Chef Faces Jail Over Puffer Fish Dinner

Date: 1/2/2012

Chef Faces Jail Over Puffer Fish Dinner

A Michelin two-star restaurant in Tokyo faced criminal investigation after a customer was admitted to hospital having been served the toxic liver of a puffer fish. Fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy which can only be processed by specially licensed and trained chefs. By law, chefs must cut out toxic parts including the liver and skin. The 35-year-old was taken to hospital after complaining of a headache and numbness in her lips. The chef now faces a possible jail sentence for knowingly serving up the toxic dish.

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