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Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain reopens after food poisonings, death

Valencia (Spain), Mar 13 (epa-efe).- A Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain has reopened its doors on Wednesday, a month after a bout of food poisoning and the death of one customer.

Health officials launched an investigation after 30 people fell ill and one woman died after dining at Riff restaurant in Valencia, eastern Spain.

The woman, who has not been named, died on Feb. 17 after eating there with her husband and son, who also fell ill.

A Valencia judge ruled that proceedings in the case will not be open to the public to "safeguard the privacy of individuals and the family of the deceased."

The judge said that the privacy order can be lifted if any criminal case is opened.

No individuals are currently under investigation over the incident.

Health officials previously said they were working to establish whether a mushroom dish served at the high-end restaurant was linked to the woman’s death.

Investigative teams collected samples of produce served at the restaurant for analysis at the National Institute of Toxicology.

The woman, 46, who was originally from the city of Léon, in northern Spain, worked at an optician's store in the Mediterranean city.

While her family recovered, she died in her house early Sunday, Feb. 17, officials said.

The family reported their food poisoning symptoms to their local doctor that morning. They all had cases of vomiting and diarrhea.

Around eight other people dined at the restaurant at the same time as the affected family.

Riff, which is located just outside of Valencia's historic center, closed its doors after the incident.

Owner and chef, Bernd H. Knöller, said in a statement at the time that the restaurant had complied with health and safety standards.

"Regardless of the cause of the situation, I want to convey my deep condolences for what has happened," he said.

The German-born chef is a well-known figure in Valencia's culinary scene.

His restaurant this year celebrated its 10th anniversary as a Michelin-starred venue.

Spain has established a great reputation for the quality of its high-end restaurants with eateries such as Can Roca following in the footsteps of the now-closed elBulli as magnets for wealthy food connoisseurs from across the world.

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