Oct 8, 2018

Second Pret a Manger allergy-link victim identified

PA A second customer who is believed to have died after an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger product has been named. News of her death followed the inquest of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, who died after eating a Pret baguette. Pret said the yoghurt in the product was supplied by Coyo - a coconut milk brand which is stocked in shops and supermarkets across the UK. But Coyo has denied its product is to blame and said the "True cause" of Mrs Marsh's death has not been established. Pret ended its relationship with Coyo and says it is in the process of taking legal action. A Pret spokesman said subsequent testing by the firm and two independent authorities found the Coyo dairy-free yoghurt contained traces of dairy protein.

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