Amy Sheed is a powerful warning of the danger of food allergies.
I had a wonderful wonderful life, a wonderful life, didn’t you.
This is how life used to be, an ambitious TV producer with the world at her feet.
Then everything changed on a girl’s trip to Budapest in 2014.
After just one mouthful of food in a restaurant, a restaurant she clearly warned about her nut allergy.
The restaurant has not only ruined one beautiful life. It’s actually taken away our lives. Our lives are totally devastated, totally devastated.
Amy spent nearly a year in a coma and now her brain injury means she’s lost her sight, ability to speak, and most of her movement.
Everybody should be trained in allergy awareness and understand the true essence of what fatal allergy is.
There are many more people like Amy who take their lives into their own hands every day simply by eating and that number is rising.
In fact, there are two million people in the UK living with a diagnosed food allergy but it’s believed the figure is far higher than that.
It’s estimated that 7.1 percent of breastfed infants have a food allergy and as many as 1 in 40 children develop a peanut allergy.
We don’t know why any of the allergies are increasing: food allergies or asthma or hay fever.
We’ve got lots of ideas about this and one idea is that we’ve become cleaner and our immune system isn’t getting educated anymore.
Food labeling has come under immense scrutiny during Natasha’s inquest.
The coroner finding big businesses to be benefiting from regulations designed for small sandwich shops.
This restaurant specializes in allergies but not all businesses are taking enough responsibility.