Banana ban at BBC intended to protect employee

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Posters inside the newsroom at BBC depict a banana with a large cross through it, indicating the fruit is banned in parts of the building.

An employee at the broadcasting company could could suffer an unpleasant allergic reaction if she comes into contact with a banana, the Telegraph reports.

According to the report, he banana-free zone has been put in place in “specific areas of the newsroom”, where staff have been warned eating the fruit at their desk could cause problems.

A spokesman for the BBC told the Telegraph the ban was not imposed by the corporation, but rather by members of the staff concerned for their colleague. 

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