Statement regarding the inquest of James Atkinson

Statement regarding the inquest of James Atkinson

  • 17 January 2024
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Anaphylaxis UK offer their condolences to the family and friends of James Atkinson who sadly passed away following anaphylaxis due to a peanut allergy in July 2020 after eating less than a slice of chicken tikka masala pizza from Newcastle restaurant Dadyal.

The assistant coroner Karen Dilks recorded a narrative conclusion and said she would support a law change that would force restaurants to publish food ingredients. 

Mrs Dilks said she would also write to the Department of Health to urge GPs to regularly review patients who have allergies and educate them about the importance of carrying adrenaline auto injectors.

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