Who was Orla Baxendale? UK dancer dies after eating Stew Leonard's cookies with 'undeclared' peanuts

Orla Baxendale's cause of death was anaphylactic shock after eating a cookie that did not say it contained peanuts.

Who was Orla Baxendale? UK dancer dies after eating Stew Leonard's cookies with 'undeclared' peanuts -

A 25-year-old Professional British Dancer named Orla Baxendale died after eating Stew Leonard's cookies with 'undeclared' peanuts in New York. As per reports, Orla Baxendale's cause of death was anaphylactic shock after eating a cookie that did not say it contained peanuts. Ever since Orla Baxendale's death, 'Stew Leonard peanut allergy death' has been trending on social media and other platforms. Netizens are wondering who was Orla Baxendale and trying to know about the 'Stew Leonard peanut allergy death'. Below is everything you need to know about 'Stew Leonard peanut allergy death'- 

 

Who was Orla Baxendale?

 

Orla Baxendale, 25, was a Professional dancer who was living in the United States. Natively, Orla Baxendale was from East Lancashire, United Kingdom, but she moved to New York to pursue a career as a dancer. She died on January 11, 2024 from anaphylactic shock "resulting from a severe allergic reaction". 

 

Orla Baxendale's attorney released a statement saying, "Preliminary investigation has revealed that Orla's death occurred due to the gross negligence and reckless conduct of the manufacturer and/or sellers who failed to properly identify the contents of the cookie on the packaging. This failure in proper disclosure has led to this devastating yet preventable outcome."

 

Talking more about Stew Leonard peanut allergy death, the cookies were produced by Cookies United, a wholesaler based in Islip, New York, and labeled with the Stew Leonard's brand name. Dancer Orla Baxendale ate the cookie from Stew Leonard's, a grocery store chain in the north-eastern US, and it caused a severe allergic reaction.

 

After Orla's death, the grocery store, in partnership with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has since recalled the batch of Vanilla Florentine Cookies. The company has asked for customers to return the cookies to their stores. Orla Baxendale reportedly consumed the cookies while in Connecticut, as she was getting ready to perform in the titular role of a dance company's adaption of Alice in Wonderland. 


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