The sale of nuts is reportedly being withdrawn from easyJet flights to help protect passengers with allergies.

The airline will also ban passengers from eating nut products if somebody on board is allergic to them.

Peanuts have already been taken off flights and the final item containing nuts is to be taken off in-flight sales within the net few months.

An airline spokeswoman told Sky News: “The safety and welfare of all of our customers and crew is our highest priority, so we have a number of procedures in place to assist customers travelling with a nut allergy.

“It is not possible to ban nuts on all flights since passengers will still bring products on-board containing them, but when a passenger who suffers from a severe nut allergy which can result in anaphylaxis is travelling with us, we will request that other passengers travelling on the flight do not consume nuts that they have brought with them.”

Passengers can make the budget airline aware of their allergy in advance when they make their booking.

The information will then be passed on to the cabin crew with passengers advised to identify themselves to staff when boarding the aircraft.

British Airways and Ryanair ask passengers to refrain from eating peanuts if a fellow passenger has an allergy.

A proposed UK passenger charter, which could include rules for protecting allergy sufferers, is currently under consultation as part of the government’s planned Aviation 2050 strategy.