The family of a two-year-old girl who died after choking on a sausage will meet an MP to discuss a petition calling for the banning of certain foods from nurseries.

The parents of Sadie Salt will meet virtually with Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden on Friday – the same day Sadie would have celebrated her third birthday.

Sadie died on November 14, two days after she was taken to hospital after choking while eating lunch at her nursery in Radlett.

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Since her death, more than £50,000 has been raised for a charity which supports critically ill children, while just under 10,000 people have signed a petition, set up by close family friends of the Salt’s.

The petition, titled 'Sadie’s Law', calls for sausages and grapes to stop being served to under 5’s - sausages because of their "awkward shape and tough skin".

They are hoping to reach 100,000 signatures so that the petition can be heard and discussed properly in Parliament.

In an update on the Just Giving page, which is raising money for COSMIC, Sadie’s father Adam wrote: "I have an update to you all regarding the petition and "Sadie's Law".

"I contacted our local MP who happens to be the cabinet minister, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP

"He has agreed to meet with us, virtually of course, on the 27th November which happens to be Sadie's 3rd birthday.

"I will post the outcome of the meeting once I know more.

"Thank you all again from all of us xxx”

Previously, Mr Salt wrote: "Zoe, the kids & I have been reading all your wonderful messages and are truly touched by your comments of love and support and your love for our Sadie Lady.

"We cannot believe how far reaching this has become with donations from Canada, US and Europe.

"We must all come together and continue to push to get more fundraising done and to reach 100K signatures to get Sadie's Law heard."

The petition can be found here and the fundraising page can be found here.