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Coroner says teen killed by Byron burger was misled by menu

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Previously unissued undated family handout photo of Owen Carey, who died on April 22, 2017 after suffering an allergic reaction to a burger at the Byron restaurant chain. PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday September 12, 2019. An inquest into his death heard the 18-year-old, who had an allergy to dairy, ordered an item at the burger chain that was not shown to contain buttermilk on the menu. He began to show symptoms after the leaving the restaurant, before collapsing outside the London Eye. See PA story INQUEST Byron. Photo credit should read: Carey family/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday September 12, 2019.
The coroner mentioned he had been ‘misled’ (Picture: PA)

A youngster who suffered a deadly allergic response after consuming hen marinated with buttermilk at Byron Burger was ‘reassured by the wording of the menu’, a coroner has dominated.

Owen Carey, died after celebrating his 18th birthday with household on the restaurant in London’s 02 Arena on April 22 2017.

He collapsed outdoors the London Eye 55 minutes after experiencing indicators of a response.

Mr Carey ate half of his hen and stopped when his lips began tingling and he began having abdomen issues.

He was rushed to St Thomas Hospital in central London the place he died.

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Undated family handout photo of Owen Carey, who died on April 22, 2017 after suffering an allergic reaction to a burger at the Byron restaurant chain. PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday September 12, 2019. An inquest into his death heard the 18-year-old, who had an allergy to dairy, ordered an item at the burger chain that was not shown to contain buttermilk on the menu. He began to show symptoms after the leaving the restaurant, before collapsing outside the London Eye. See PA story INQUEST Byron. Photo credit should read: Carey family/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday September 12, 2019.
The coroner mentioned allergen coaching on the time may not have been sufficient for ‘less diligent staff’ (Picture: PA)

The inquest heard how Mr Carey – who had a dairy allergy – and workers had been ‘misled by the outline – of the meal on the menu.

Assistant coroner Briony Ballard mentioned it was clear he had ‘not been made aware of the ingredients’.

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She mentioned the burger chain’s allergens coaching on the time may not have been efficient for ‘less diligent staff’.

Ms Ballard is anticipated to make suggestions to keep away from comparable deaths sooner or later at a later date.

She mentioned it was obvious that Mr Carey’s household had been very aware about his dietary necessities.

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Undated family handout photo of Owen Carey, who died on April 22, 2017 after suffering an allergic reaction to a burger at the Byron restaurant chain. PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday September 12, 2019. An inquest into his death heard the 18-year-old, who had an allergy to dairy, ordered an item at the burger chain that was not shown to contain buttermilk on the menu. He began to show symptoms after the leaving the restaurant, before collapsing outside the London Eye. See PA story INQUEST Byron. Photo credit should read: Carey family/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday September 12, 2019.
The coroner mentioned his household had been vigilant about his dairy allergy (Picture: PA)

In a written conclusion, the coroner dominated: ‘The deceased died from a severe food-induced anaphylactic reaction from food eaten and ordered at a restaurant despite making staff aware of his allergies.’

The medical explanation for dying was given as extreme food-induced anaphylaxis.

Following the listening to at Southwark Coroner’s Court Byron Burger CEO Simon Wilkinson mentioned: ‘It is clear current rules and requirements are not enough.’

He mentioned extra help is required to lift consciousness over the dangers of allergic reactions.

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