Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, died on BA flight after eating baguette

The bread of the artichoke olive and tapenade baguette contained sesame seeds

The bread of the artichoke olive and tapenade baguette contained sesame seeds

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, collapsed during the flight from London Heathrow to Nice in July a year ago. Everything is a reminder that she isn't with us; her empty bedroom, school uniform hanging in her wardrobe.

Sesame is one of 14 allergens that EY laws say must be listed in pre-packaged food made off premises.


The 15-year-old, who was allergic to sesame, had been eating an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette from the store in Heathrow Terminal 5 when she died in July 2016.

Despite her father administering two EpiPen injections, Natasha died in a hospital in Nice within hours, West London Coroner's Court heard.

She was declared dead the same day at a Nice hospital. We can't bear to'. However, she died later due to cardiac arrest.

Natasha was working towards her GCSEs, wanted to pursue a career in law and was an animal lover who enjoyed horse riding and also ice skating.

Pret's food is prepared daily in shop kitchens and is not individually labelled with allergen or ingredient information. Before hearing of the case, Pret had started to improve the allergen information it offers customers, but the inquest will explore whether more should be done. Pret warns customers with potential allergies to speak to staff.

Pret's website now carries a list of allergens in its food and drinks, including highlighting sesame in the artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette.

They described their daughter as a girl with many friends at school and "who had a strong moral compass and often showed maturity beyond her years".

'She had a great sense of humour and was known for her contagious laughter - she could reduce a whole room to tears of laughter in minutes.

"You could not ask for a more wonderful daughter", her parents said in their tribute.

Over 300 people attended her memorial service in December 2016 on what would have been her 16th birthday. "We will continue to do all that we can to assist the inquest".

A spokesperson for Pret said: "We were deeply saddened to hear about Natasha's tragic death, and our heartfelt thoughts are with her family and friends".

Representatives from Pret a Manger and BA are expected to give evidence at the inquest, the family's lawyer has said.

"We take food allergies and how allergen information is provided extremely seriously".

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