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Death of student who suffered fatal allergic reaction to burger result of ‘misadventure’

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Death of student who suffered fatal allergic reaction to burger result of ‘misadventure’

An inquest into the death of 18-year-old Shahida Shahid from Worsley, Salford, who suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating a chicken burger, has returned a conclusion of “misadventure”.

Shahid who had allergies to dairy, nuts and shellfish, died after eating a chicken burger, which had been marinated in buttermilk, at Almost Famous in Manchester on 9 January 2015.

After the meal Shahid suffered an allergic reaction and died three days later in hospital.

The jury at the inquest, held at Manchester Coroner’s Court, gave a conclusion of  “misadventure”. It also found that a “lack of communication” between a barman and chef at the restaurant contributed to the student’s death by “leading Shahida to believe she could safely eat the meal”.


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