Yes, this article gives me chills and reminds me of a time my then 7 year old daughter ate a cookie that contained peanuts. We were told it was a sugar cookie. It only took seconds for her to go into anaphylactic shock. Now we never buy anything unless there is a label and even then it's hard to trust the label.
Submitted by Peanut Allergy on Jun 12, 2012
A young woman nearly died after suffering a severe allergic reaction to a cake that promised to be peanut-free. Preethi Koshy, a 22 year old who has been diagnosed with a serious peanut allergy, spent three days in the ICU after just a single bite of a cake her mother had purchased for her.
Her mother asked the vender at the festival where the cake was sold whether it contained peanuts. The vender insisted it was peanut-free, though a later investigation revealed that the cake actually contained a high quantity of peanuts – some bites may have been more than 50% peanut.
As soon as she took a bite, says Koshy, she knew it contained nuts. “I knew it was really serious. I could feel my throat swelling up and my breathing stopping” she explained to the Daily Mail, adding “I know I am lucky to be alive. The doctors said if I had gone two minutes longer without treatment, I probably wouldn't have survived.”
The company that sold the treat has now been fined £7,500 ($11,500) because it lied to Koshy's mother about the ingredients in the cake.