NATASHA’S LAW JUST 12 MONTHS AWAY

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THE par­ents of a girl who died af­ter suf­fer­ing an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion to a Pret A Manger sand­wich are op­ti­mistic of changes to al­ler­gen la­belling be­com­ing law “by the end of 2019”.

Teenager Natasha Ed­nan-Lap­er­ouse ( left) col­lapsed dur­ing a flight from Heathrow to Nice in 2016 and died within hours.

The 15-year-old’s par­ents met the En­vi­ron­ment Sec­re­tary Michael Gove to lobby for all pre-pack­aged food to show al­ler­gens.

Mr Gove said busi­nesses should “not wait for the law to change”.

A coro­ner found that Natasha, from Ful­ham, south-west Lon­don, had been “re­as­sured” by the lack of spe­cific al­ler­gen in­for­ma­tion on the pack­ag­ing.

Fol­low­ing the in­quest, Pret an­nounced it would be list­ing all in­gre­di­ents on its freshly-made food.

How­ever, her par­ents are keen for it to be­come law for all pre-pack­aged prod­ucts to clearly show what al­ler­gens are in the in­gre­di­ents.

Af­ter meet­ing Mr Gove her par­ents said in a joint state­ment: “We have ev­ery hope that Natasha’s law could be a re­al­ity by the end of next year.”

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