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Woman dies after meal at burger chain at Almost Famous

15 January 2015 by
Woman dies after meal at burger chain at Almost Famous

A woman has died from a suspected allergic reaction after eating at an Almost Famous burger restaurant in Manchester.

Shahida Shahid, 18, is reported to have collapsed following a meal at the chain's site in the Great Northern Warehouse at around 8.30pm last Friday (9 January). She died in hospital on Monday.

An investigation by the police and the Food Standards Agency is under way. Almost Famous told the BBC it would be "inappropriate to comment" until it is complete.

A police spokesman said: "Initial inquiries have established the woman had been out for a meal in the Great Northern Warehouse prior to her collapse and may have suffered an allergic reaction to her food.

"A joint investigation is currently under way involving Greater Manchester Police and the Food Standards Agency to establish the exact circumstances."

Marie Carter, company director of Almost Famous Burgers, said: "We are absolutely devastated to hear the tragic news that this young lady has passed away.

"As the authorities are conducting investigations it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

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