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BBC bans bananas from new 1bn pound headquarters

Press Trust of India
Jan 07, 2013 at 01:50am IST

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London: The BBC has gone bananas - and banned the humble fruit at its new 1 billion pound headquarters after a staffer warned the fruit could kill her. Posters have been put up warning colleagues not to eat them at work.

The ban was requested by a journalist who said she could suffer a fatal reaction if she came into contact with a banana, the Sun reported. Workers at the BBC's new HQ in London decided to hang up posters of a banana with a giant cross through it.

It means staff are forbidden from unpeeling or consuming the fruit anywhere near others, the report said. A BBC spokesman said: "The posters were put up for a colleague who has a strong medical sensitivity."

BBC bans bananas from new 1bn pound headquarters

Posters have been put up warning colleagues not to eat them at work.

Banana allergies take two forms. The first is a reaction to tree pollen where victims experience itching and swelling in the mouth. With the more serious version people can suffer an anaphylactic reaction a life-threatening condition in which a victim's airways swell and constrict, the report said.

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