The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it has closed down the East Legon branch of Marwako restaurant, following widespread reports of food poisoning on social media. In a tweet on Thursday, the FDA stated that the move to close down the restaurant is to enable the Authority to conduct investigations into customers’ complaints.
“The FDA has taken notice of complaints from the public about the suspected food poisoning at the East Legon Branch of Marwarko Restaurant. “We have closed down the restaurant and together with other relevant agencies, started investigations”, the tweet said.
Marwako, a fast-food eatery in Accra has been trending on Twitter after several Twitter users complained of food poisoning after eating there.
The Twitter tirade started after a user, Edward Elohim, shared that the fast-food service had served him and several others with food that is contaminated. Several other users rehashed his statement, accusing the fast joint of putting them in a similar situation since the weekend.
Many have since been hospitalised with many of the alleged victims referencing the eatery’s East Legon branch as the possible source of their discomfort.
Some users, therefore, urged the Food and Drugs Authority to take action against the company. Meanwhile, some affected customers have hinted at filing a class action suit against the fast-food service. The eatery is yet to release a statement to address the concerns.