The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has stated that its investigation into the Marwako restaurant food poisoning incident has been hampered because of the destruction of some of the food items by the restaurant. The FDA, however, indicated that the destruction of the food items only stopped it from determining the root cause of the food poisoning but it was able to determine from the samples it took from the victims that the food they ate was highly contaminated. In a statement, the authority said that the branches of Marwako that were shut down remain closed, adding that it has also sanctioned the restaurant. “The process to establish the root cause of the contamination has been unfortunately hampered by the unapproved and unilateral decision of the management of Marwako to destroy some of the food items whilst the investigation was in progress. The FDA closed down the East Legon branch of the Marwarko Restaurant on Thursday, May 12, following allegations of food poisoning on social media by persons who claim to have eaten there.
Source: GhanaWeb June 14, 2022 11:41 UTC