A food business operator based in Newcastle, England has been fined in court after serving a dish containing peanuts to a woman with a peanut allergy, resulting in her being hospitalised.
According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), there are an estimated two million people living in the UK with a diagnosed food hypersensitivity. Specifically, peanut allergies affect two percent of children in the UK, with only one in five of these children outgrowing their allergy before reaching adulthood.
“People have died from food allergies and contaminated food from takeaways and restaurants,” said Councillor Irim Ali, a member of Newcastle City Council’s cabinet.
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