McDonald’s suspected for food poisoning after death of couple

A McDonald’s branch in Las Pinas is suspected for food poisoning following the death of two customers, according to reports.

The said incident circulated online after a series of text messages mentioning McDo Evia branch in Las Pinas as the possible culprit on the food poisoning of a couple was posted on Facebook.

The said Facebook post reads:

Meanwhile, the company issued a statement regarding the said McDo poisoning incident on Saturday, July 11. The statement reads:

“Nothing is more important to McDonald’s than the safety and well-being of all our customers.

We would like to assure everyone that the food and drinks we serve are safe. We adhere to strict food safety and quality standards at all times.

The initial police report involving the case of Mr. Jose Maria C. Escano and Ms. Juliet Yap Escano in Las Pinas, has been released and cited ‘shock secondary to [the] ingestion of [a] toxic substance’ as their cause of death.

The substance and its source have NOT been identified.

To date, we have not received any formal inquiry from the authorities or the Escano family.

We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and the assurance of full cooperation to the authorities should they request for our assistance in the investigation.

It is important during a time like this to let the proper investigation occur and assist the authorities in bringing resolution and clarity to the family.

We continue to ask the public not to speculate and be responsible in sharing information.”

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