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Curry house owners fined £7,500 after serving peanut dish to teen with nut allergy

28 November 2019 by
Curry house owners fined £7,500 after serving peanut dish to teen with nut allergy

The owners of a curry house in Tyne and Wear have been ordered to pay more than £7,500 after serving a dish containing peanuts to a teenager with a nut allergy.

Staff at Gulshan, in Tynemouth, served the meal in November 2018 after repeatedly assuring the 16-year-old and her family that it was safe to eat.

After just a few mouthfuls she began to suffer an allergic reaction, North Tyneside Magistrates' Court heard. She was taken to North Tyneside General Hospital and transferred as an emergency to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, in Cramlington. The teenager was treated with adrenaline and was able to be discharged the following day.

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