Here is the official statement of McDonald’s, as of 12 NN, with regards to the death of the Escano couple.
“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 sincere condolences to the family and the assurance of full cooperation to the authorities should 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.”
A little backgrounder. Allegedly, the couple had died on the evening of July 9, 2015, from food poisoning in Las Piñas, based on a text message circulating on that fateful Thursday night.
Investigation is still on-going.
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