Nuts are an on-the-go snacking staple, yet they are also potentially deadly to a small fraction of the UK population. So is it time to crack down on eating nuts in public and if so, where should we start?
About two million people in the UK have a food allergy, with fish, shellfish and nuts among the most common types.
Obviously the BBC are as desperate as me for decent news stories, don't worry Brexit is back on next week to "cheer" us all up!
I am allergic to nuts, but I don't see how you could ban someone from eating nuts in public. As anyone with a food allergy knows, if its severe, you have to keep medicine on you at all times.
That said, my brother was in Lakeside shopping centre a few weeks ago (I'm there in two days, it's hell on earth..) and he stupidly had a taster of some food and it contained nuts and he is severely allergic and did not have his meds with him. By the time he got home, he was just going blue and his breathing was terrible, but after an adrenaline shot he was okay, although it took the whole weekend for him to recover fully.
Accidents do happen, but banning eating nuts in public is a no from me. In any case, how could it ever be enforced?