James Atkinson ordered a pizza on Deliveroo not knowing it would be the last thing he would do. Following his death, a preliminary investigation must be opened on May 10, 2022.
It is a gesture made by millions of people around the world who killed young James Atkinson, an engineering student from Newcastle. This young man of 23, on July 10, 2020, ordered a pizza from a restaurant near his home, Dadyal Restaurant. Allergic to peanuts, he has always been careful about what he eats, as his parents pointed out. Caution, however, did not save him in the summer of 2020 whenhe died of what police suspect was a major allergic reaction. Several months after the tragic incident, a preliminary inquiry will be opened this Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Newcastle Coroners Court. For their part, parents of James Atkinson, Stuart and Jill Atkinson, both stressed the importance of allergens being better indicated for consumers.
“We would like a simple system to be put in place, where you just have to tick a box before ordering online with the question ‘Are you allergic, yes or no’ and if the answer is yes, then the instructions and the contact to call the restaurant and inquire would appear” explained the father of the victim to the Sunday Times. For her part, her mother Jill also highlighted the fact that the ingredients of the dishes are not always clear, and that it endangers the lives of many people who have serious or even fatal allergies. “What we all need is a complete list of every ingredient that makes up the dishes on take-out menus. And a small sticker on the boxes of delivered food that reminds of the allergens present in the dish”.
The young man died due to an allergic reaction
A seemingly simple solution but which remains very little implemented, especially since food orders skyrocketed with lockdown caused by Covid-19. “We’ll never know if it would have saved James, but it could have… We just want to prevent this from happening to anyone else.added the parents of James Atkinson. The man who the BBC says is the owner of the restaurant, Gulfam Ulhaq, explained that the order was placed via Deliveroo and that the site contains “very clear informationregarding the restaurant’s hygiene rules and allergens. The Dadyal Restaurant was quickly removed from the Deliveroo delivery platform following the death of James Atkinson and, according to sources close to the investigation, Deliveroo and the delivery man were quickly removed. cleared.
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