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53 Food Poisoning Victims From Marwako Restaurant Have Been Identified For Treatment

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Fifty-three people who are believed to have contracted food poisoning at Marwako Restaurants have been identified and are being treated at several Accra hospitals. The amount was accurate as of Thursday, May 12, 2022, according to management.

Alhaji Mohammed Amen Lamptey, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), said the number could be higher because three teams have been despatched to seek for such victims. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has closed four Marwako locations due to food poisoning concerns.

Abelemkpe, East Legon, Spintex Road, and La are the branches. People have been admitted to several Accra hospitals after eating Mawarko food, according to reports on social media. The FDA was forced to intervene and close these branches as a result of the situation.

"As of yesterday, we had gotten about 53 victims and they were family members," Alhaji Ameen Lamptey stated on 3FM's Sunrise on Friday, presented by Alfred Ocansey. "Last night, I received a call from other people who are also victims, and the number could grow as a result."

"We have requested them to come for medical care, and Marwako is footing the price," Alhaji Lamptey stated. Even though investigations into the alleged food poisoning at the East Legon Branch are underway, Alhaji Lamptey believes the cause could be water contamination in the area.

“On Monday, an internal investigation was launched. Many of the people we met with told us what kind of food they bought, but we haven't released our findings yet. We're attempting to scrutinize them," he explained.

"The investigations are ongoing because the food that is sold is plenty, so we are trying to figure out what is causing this, although there is a water shortage in this jurisdiction. Some even think it [water issues] could be the root of this and that is why investigations will verify or deny it," Mr. Lamptey said.

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