Management of Accra popular eatery, Marwako Fast Food says the company has paid the GH750, 000 fine imposed by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
Public Relations Officer of Marwako Fast Food, Mohammed Amin Lamptey said the company has been engaging the FDA since the food poisoning incident, which makes the release of a statement that said Marwako had destroyed some food items.
“Inasmuch as we agree with the FDA with regards to what they have done so far, we have suffered some fines, a very huge amount of money.
“Marwako Fast Food Limited has already paid GH¢750,000. With this release, we will see what we can do with this and see how best we will follow what FDA has asked us to do so that we will be on the same page with the FDA,” Lamptey said.
According to him, the authorities of the restaurant was optimistic that “what the FDA has done with Marwako, it should go across all restaurants so that all of us will be on the same page.”
On June 13, 2022, the FDA in a statement said that its investigation into the Marwako restaurant food poisoning incident had 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.
The authority said that the branches of Marwako that were shut down remain closed, adding that it has also sanctioned the restaurant.
By Vincent Kubi