FDA lifts suspension on East Legon Marwako
The food-chain restaurant was closed down by authorities in May after public complaints of suspected food poisoning.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has lifted the suspension placed on the East Legon branch of Marwako Fast Food.
The food-chain restaurant was closed down by authorities in May after public complaints of suspected food poisoning. The company’s East Legon branch was closed, as well as its Abelenkpe and La branches.
The FDA found in its investigations that Marwako was guilty of food poisoning.
"Analyses of samples of food, some juice drinks, and swaps taken from the environment at the East Legon branch of Marwako Fast Food Limited indicate that there was heavy microbial load (pathogens) which may be linked to the food borne disease reported. Samples collected from the Abelenkpe and La branches were also found to be heavily contaminated,” it said in a June 13 update on investigations carried out.
However, in a letter dated July 8, 2022, the FDA says it is satisfied with the implementation of corrective prevention actions and therefore lifts the suspension placed on the facility.
"Following the verification inspection of your facility at Abelemkpe to ascertain the level of implementation of corrective prevention actions (CAPA), the Food and Drugs Authority writes to inform you that it is satisfied with the progress made in the implementation of the CAPA to forestall any future food poisoning incidence.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) hereby lifts the suspension of catering services placed on your facility at East Legon," the letter read.