The moving way Sarah Ferguson helped the parents of Pret allergy victim

Amy Shead

Amy Shead

Michael Gove is considering a "Natasha's law" on food labelling after the death of a teenager who suffered an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger sandwich.

Mr Ednan-Laperouse, 53, has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after seeing his daughter dying on a plane from Heathrow to Nice in July 2016.

Clive Schlee, chief executive of the chain which has more than 500 stores including in Paris, Hong Kong, Dubai and several U.S. cities, said it was "deeply sorry for Natasha's death".

Two epipens were jabbed into her legs, but the symptoms did not abate.

Pret, one of the country's biggest food chains, did not have to list sesame seeds as an ingredient in the £3.45 sandwich.

He added: "We are campaigning now, taking our voice if you like to raise awareness about this issue, which is actually an extraordinarily poignant one for families, and there are many in the United Kingdom that have allergic children, and we feel that what we're saying will resonate deeply with them".

Pret's outlets typically have adjacent kitchens allowing for "incomplete labelling of food products", according to Dr Richard Hyde, associate professor in law at the University of Nottingham.

Mr Schlee said the firm wants to see "meaningful change" come from the tragedy.

The global food chain received nine complaints of sesame-related allergy incidents, including six involving its "artisan baguettes", in the year before Ednan-Laperouse died, the BBC reported, citing a company complaint log.

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"This has been an incredibly hard week for us as a family", Mr Ednan-Laperouse said.

The coroner has urged the United Kingdom government to overhaul labelling laws. "She was so heartfelt and wanted to help us in any way she could", Tanya said, adding: "She said she would support us all the way through".

He told ITV's This Morning yesterday that it was a "complete dereliction of duty" for firms such as Pret A Manger not to include allergy information on packaging and urged them to act, saying: 'Every minute and every hour that passes, the United Kingdom is sitting on a time bomb of someone dying again'.

She believed the baguette she picked up from Pret was "safe" because that is what she often eat on holiday with the family in France.

"If the label had listed "sesame seeds" Natasha wouldn't have touched it and she'd still be alive".

"We know Natasha didn't die on our watch".

Current regulations don't require specific allergen warnings on food prepared at the location where it is bought.

"You've got to say goodbye to her now, ' her husband Nadim urged, his voice choked".

"If Pret A Manger were following the law, then the law was playing Russian Roulette with our daughter's life", he said in a family statement.

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