The Food Standards Agency (FSA) plans to meet with Byron and its local authority following the inquest into the tragic death of Owen Carey, who died after an allergic reaction to buttermilk at one of its restaurants.
The FSA said it wants to discuss the details of the case with Byron and “lessons learned”.
Once all information is available, it intends to commission a full “root cause analysis” of the incident to ensure that lessons are shared.
It also confirmed a series of other measures to protect those with food allergies and intolerances at a board meeting last week.
This include issuing a clear and easy to follow aide-memoire for enforcement officers, including EHOs, which is focused specifically on the action they should be taking within business in relation to food allergies and publishing an update of the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ guide, including a review of the allergens information it contains.
The FSA also intends to implement a pilot project to develop better reporting of allergic reactions and focus on the concerns raised by the Byron case at the next Industry Leadership Forum on food hypersensitivity in November.