Letters: Nut allergy scares

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Nut allergy scares

Sir: I should like to thank Miles Kington (22 September) for highlighting a trend that increasingly makes me see red: manufacturers placing patently ridiculous "nut warnings" on items of food. What he jokingly suggests is in fact already happening. My partner, who suffers from a potentially lethal nut allergy, is being barred from eating a growing range of food simply because food producers see it as a handy cop-out. He might not yet be facing the "starvation" scenario envisaged by Mr Kington, but runs a real risk of dying of boredom as safe eating options dwindle relentlessly.