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Case 113 - Turkey skin a choking hazard

Issue

The Chef at a carvery restaurant refused to serve the customer some skin off the turkey on the grounds of health and safety. The Chef said it was a 'choking hazard'.

Panel decision

This is patently an excuse and is not a real health and safety issue. Whilst the chef has a duty to consider the health and safety of his customers this decision assumes they have no common sense. His response is completely disproportionate.

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2013-01-31