Death Toll Rises to 6 in Marrakech Food Poisoning Incident

Death Toll Rises to 6 in Marrakech Food Poisoning Incident


Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the latest developments. Sadly, the death toll has now risen to six, following the recent passing of another victim in a local hospital.

The death toll of the food poisoning incident that affected customers of a snack shop in the Mhamid area of Marrakech has risen to 6 after a new death in one of the city’s clinics.

Last month, the Mohammed VI Hospital in Marrakech received 26 people, including two police officers, following a fatal case of food poisoning after consuming a meal from a fast-food restaurant in the Mhamid neighborhood not far from the Shkili Mosque.

Authorities have revealed that the source of the food poisoning was due to the use of outdated eggs in a sauce served at the fast-food restaurant, most probably due to the Salmonella bacteria.

Both the owner of the snack shop and the supplier of the eggs have been arrested.

This tragedy has prompted health authorities and local officials to strengthen the monitoring of restaurants and snack bars across the city.

In response to the incident, Marrakesh authorities quickly launched a comprehensive inspection campaign. In the process, they temporarily closed dozens of snack bars and restaurants that failed to meet health standards.