Takeaway Bosses Imprisoned After Manslaughter Accusation Due Allergic Death of Teenager

In the incident of the death of a teenager due to a severe allergic reaction after having a meal from the takeaway, two bosses of takeaway have been imprisoned for the accusation of manslaughter. Megan Lee who has fatal allergy in Nut had taken the meal from the Royal Spice takeaway in Oswaldtwistle of Lancashire on 30th December of 2016.  Two days later the 15-year teenage girl died after suffering immutable brain damage from a crucial asthma attack.

The bosses of the restaurant, 40 years aged Mohammed Abdul Kuddus and 38 years old Harun Rashid were found conscience-stricken of manslaughter by glaring negligence at the Crown Court of Manchester.

Kuddus was served a two-year prison term before and Rashid was imprisoned for three years. During the announcement of the verdict of this unfortunate death Justice, Mrs Yip professed her opinion saying that Megan was sufficiently responsible as she did not highlight her tendency of allergy during placing of her order but “sadly the same response was not at your end”.

She added, “The Royal Spice had no systems or processes to manage allergen control. The menu contained no information about allergens. No record was kept of the ingredients used in dishes. In short, it appears that no one at the takeaway had any way of knowing what allergens were in the food supplied”.

The court also gets a  reference from the friend of Megan who wrote “prawns, nuts” in the section of comments and notes after ordering the meal through the website of Just Eat.

Actually, the meal which was served with a seekh kebab, a Peshwari naan and onion bhaji, was later found the “widespread presence” of peanut protein.

 

by Haimantee Ghosh on November 8, 2018

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