In an email, Keith McLean the owner of Marj's Village Kitchen released a statement to CTV News, regarding the closure of the restaurant:

There are several factors for Marj's Village Kitchen Inc. closing, economic times, the remote location for winter traffic, the restaurant has been struggling financially and now the reputation has been tainted. There has been a serious cash flow problem resulting from this last incident. It is important that staff and patrons seek medical attention, even though the chances are next to nil of contracting this condition from Marj's. There has been an outpouring of concern about Marj's. Management would thank those individuals for their past patronage plus their well wishes. Thank you sincerely.

Earlier this week, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health informed patrons of a hepatitis A scare, involving a former employee at the Alma restaurant.

Vaccinations were recommended for anyone who ate at the restaurant between Jan. 2 to Jan. 20.

Hundreds of Wellington County residents lined up at an immunization clinic in Fergus to receive vaccinations as a precaution.

The restaurant was open on Thursday, and able to pass a three-hour health inspection.

However on Friday, the restaurant was closed.

Patrons have expressed concern about recently purchased gift certificates.

No word on whether they’ll be reimbursed.