'Jack's parents had notified the association of their son's allergies before he attended the camp and were told food would be supplied, the Coroners Court heard on Monday.
But a staff shortage on the first day of the camp meant association staff ordered food for participants from a Subway outlet, including cookies with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, Leading Senior Constable Tania Cristiano told the court.'
To me this reads as though the parents told the camp about his food allergies and were told they would supply (safe) food. I'm sure the intention of telling the camp of his allergies was to ensure safe meals. If the camp had told them they could not supply allergy-free food the family would not have sent him. The whole 'but a staff shortage...meant the association staff ordered food for participants from Subway...' also reads as though this was something not planned at the time the parents notified the camp of the allergy. Sounds like the camp is responsible and messed up big time.
Sounds also like the family might have had a doctor who was not up to date on food allergies and so they didn't know to use an epi or weren't given one in the first place.