Pret a Manger Investigating 2017 Death Possibly Caused by Allergic Reaction to Vegetable Flatbread

Lunch chain Pret a Manger is investigating a 2017 death possibly caused by an allergic reaction to a mislabeled product.

A customer died in December after eating a vegetable flatbread that was sold as dairy-free but contained traces of dairy protein in coconut yogurt, the BBC reported.

The investigation into the December death follows an inquest into the 2016 death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, a 15-year-old who died after eating a sandwich whose label did not mention sesame allergens included in the item.

The West London Coroner’s Court found in September that Pret’s labeling of the sandwich was “inadequate,” but not illegal.

Ednan-Laperouse’s death has led Pret to change how it labels its food. But the 2017 incident was more than a year after her death.

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SOURCE: Fortune, Emma Hinchliffe