Restaurant reopens for business following expired food scandal [PHOTOS]

The outfit, which is owned by Amin Mousalli, was closed down on May 20, 2015, after it was alleged that staff had been cooking with expired products.

Owner of Chocolat Royale, Amin Mousalli

Popular eatery, Chocolat Royale has been reopened about one month after it was shut down by officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The outfit, which is owned by Amin Mousalli, was closed down on May 20, 2015, after it was alleged that staff had been cooking with expired products.

It was however reopened for business on Tuesday, June 30, and started a media campaign with the hashtag #RoyalAndLoyal.

The reopening has been met with surprise by many as there has been no progress report on the case from NAFDAC.

A shocking report published after the closure by City Reporters accused Mousalli of procuring products expired for up to 11 years to be used in cooking in the restaurant.

These allegations haven’t been addressed by either Mousalli or NAFDAC.

A member of the family however attacked users on Instagram when they questioned why the restaurant had reopened with no information on the charges against it.

“You are all ignorant Nigeria is not made on newspapers. So expired food for 20 years and nobody get sick so this is fantastic we all should go for expired food haha,” the family member, Saada Elias Mousalli wrote.

The #RoyalandLoyal campaign has been supported by On Air Personalities, Freeze,D2dtun and Lolo 1, who all work with Cool FM, which is also owned by the Mousalli family.

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