Today Mohammed Abdul Kuddus and Harun Rashid have been found guilty of manslaughter after failing to discharge general health and safety duty to a person other than an employee and of contravening or failing to comply with EU provision concerning food safety and hygiene.
After eating takeaway food containing peanuts from the Royal Spice Indian in Hyndburn, Lancashire on Friday December 30th 2016, Megan began to experiencing a severe allergic reaction. She was later admitted to Royal Blackburn Hospital but sadly passed away on 1st January 2017.
Anaphylaxis Campaign Chief Executive Lynne Regent has supported Megan’s family throughout this horrific ordeal. Lynne says: “The Anaphylaxis Campaign offers its deepest sympathies to Megan’s family and friends at this difficult time. We hope that lessons can be learnt from this tragic incident. We cannot stress enough how vital it is that anyone affected by food safety issues continues to report any problems to their appropriate Trading Standards or Environmental Health Officer.”
The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity focused on supporting those at risk of severe allergies and anaphylaxis. We provide information and support to people at risk of severe allergies, their parents and carers, the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as healthcare professionals. Furthermore, we campaign and fundraise to achieve our ultimate aim, to create a safe environment for all people at risk of severe allergies.
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