FDA shuts Marwako restaurant over mass food poisoning concerns


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has announced a shutdown of East Legon branch of Marwako Restaurant following widespread reports of food poisoning on social media.

Marwako , a fast-food eatery in Accra has been trending on Twitter after several Twitter users complained of getting food poisoning after eating there.

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FDA shuts Marwako restaurant food poisoning concerns

The Twitter tirade started after a user, Edward Elohim posted that the fast-food service had given him and several other people food poisoning.

His statement was rehashed by several other users who have also accused the fast-food service of putting them in a similar situation since the weekend.


The tweets which went viral has sparked some condemnation over the act with the latest development resulting in the Food and Drugs Authority swiftly moving to shut down the resturatant.

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The FDA in a tweet said: “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.”

“We wish to assure the public that the issue would be thoroughly investigated and appropriate actions taken. Additionally, FDA is ensuring the strict implementation of it protocols to prevent any further harm to the public.”

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