The parents of a teenage girl who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette have set up a clinical trial to make "food allergies history".
Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse's daughter Natasha, 15, died in 2016 after eating a baguette containing sesame, to which she was allergic.
The trial will investigate if everyday food products can be used as treatment.
It is a unique opportunity to establish immunotherapy as a practical treatment, according to an expert.
The trial, set up by the family from Fulham in west London, will see whether commonly available food products, such as milk and peanuts, can be used under medical supervision to treat those with food allergies.
After a 12-month desensitisation period, those involved will be tracked for two further years.
Mr and Mrs Ednan-Laperouse's daughter died in 2016 after she ate an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette containing sesame seeds, bought from a Pret a Manger at Heathrow Airport.
The wrapper did not have any allergy information, and, as it was made on the premises, this was not required by law at the time.
In October, "Natasha's Law" was brought in, making allergy information a requirement for food made on site.
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Source: BBC News, 18 May 2022
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