From the BBC: OK, I'm not usually the "PC-gone-mad" type (because I believe most things usually boil down to political economy) but this one has me utterly baffled. Especially the nut allergy thing. Were people dropping dead left and right before the whole nut (and other food) allergy thing became the panic du jour, and I simply didn't notice? Did the peanut-farming lobby suppress the news of this scourge through campaign donations? How did we manage to survive centuries of Yuletide celebrations without testing the mince pies for nuts??