Just Eat diners ‘given wrong advice about deadly allergens’
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.