According to the BBC, the parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette have welcomed the introduction of a new food safety law.
The rules – known as “Natasha’s Law” – require full ingredient and allergen labelling on all food made on premises and pre-packed for direct sale.
The change follows the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after she ate sesame in a baguette.
Her parents said she would be “very proud” of the new regulations.
Natasha’s mother, Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, told BBC Breakfast that she and husband Nadhim had been waiting for this day for years. “Today we really feel like we’ve achieved it and it feels really special,” she said.
Mr Ednan-Laperouse said they had set up a parliamentary petition online calling for an allergy tsar as a “matter of life and death”.
“This is not what a great British nation should accept, that young people can die in this day and age because of the food they eat, when all it takes is more joined-up thinking to better protect them,” he told BBC Breakfast.