Toddler Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Dairy-Contaminated 'Vegan' Pizza

Toddler Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Dairy-Contaminated ‘Vegan’ Pizza


(updated 1st October 2020)

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The parents asked multiple times whether the pizza or cheese contained dairy (Photo: Instagram) - Media Credit:

Parents Samia
and Sajid Hussain had to rush their toddler to hospital after he ingested a
dairy-laden ‘vegan’ pizza from a Pizza Hut in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Sajid and
Samia were reportedly explicit about their son’s severe dairy allergy, having mentioned
it multiple times before ordering, and again when their food arrived.


after eating the pizza, however, the pair noticed something amiss with two-year-old
Zayaan Hussain.

Sajid said: “10 minutes went by and Zayaan just started shutting down.

“He wasn’t
responding to me or my wife.”


noticing their son’s deteriorating state, the parents gave Zayaan an antihistamine
and inhaler, and called an ambulance.

situation continued to escalate.

Sajid said: “While I was on the phone Zayaan was violently sick everywhere and when the
paramedics arrived his oxygen levels were really low.”


Zayaan was
hospitalized for two days after the incident, with his parents gravely
concerned for his health.

Sajid said: “It actually got worse as we got to the hospital. There were talks of him having
to be resuscitated.”


Pizza Hut
has reportedly apologized to the family for the mistake.

spokesperson said:
“We realise it was an unacceptable situation and have
already completed an internal investigation with the Hut, which found that the
wrong pizza was given to the family as a result of human error.”


Sajid, who
has also contacted Environmental Health about the issue, said: “There are no
words to truly describe what we were thinking.

“It was a
very, very traumatic experience and not one I would ever want to go through

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