Just Eat din­ers ‘given wrong ad­vice about deadly al­ler­gens’

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

RESTAU­RANTS on take­away app Just Eat have been ac­cused of giv­ing in­cor­rect in­for­ma­tion about life-threat­en­ing al­ler­gens.

Two food out­lets as­sured an un­der­cover re­porter that meals which con­tained wheat and gluten were free from the al­ler­gens.

A Panorama probe also found more than 100 out­lets with a zero hy­giene rat­ing from the Food Stan­dards Agency were listed on Just Eat, the UK’s big­gest food de­liv­ery app.

By law, food firms must tell cus­tomers if prod­ucts con­tain any of the main 14 al­ler­gens, such as peanuts or se­same seeds. Sand­wich shops could soon be forced to in­tro­duce new al­ler­gen warn­ings fol­low­ing the death of Natasha Ed­nan-Lap­er­ouse, 15, after she ate a baguette from a Pret A Manger shop. She suf­fered a fa­tal re­ac­tion to se­same baked into the bread.

A spokesman for Just Eat said: ‘We of­fer free ac­cred­ited food hy­giene train­ing, in­clud­ing on al­ler­gens, to any restau­rant that signs up.’ Panorama: Take­away Se­crets Ex­posed is on BBC One at 8.30pm tonight.

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