Apology over allergy claims
THE INVESTIGATION comes a month after Coun Gibson apologised for “inappropriate” comments he made about the death of a 15-year-old girl who had an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger sandwich.
He had written: “I think the Pret a Manager [sic] case shows that if you have an allergy it’s your responsibility to ask the retailer if the item you are purchasing contains the ingredients you are allergic to. It shouldn’t be the responsibility of the retailer to list every single ingredient.”
Natasha Ednan-Laprouse died in 2016 from a baguette which had no allergen advice on its wrapper.