Baby-milk officials under fire

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The Department of Health is to review its handling of health scares after criticism from health visitors over delays in dealing with the salmonella outbreak linked to baby-milk powder, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

The Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association is to write to the Government to voice concerns over what it believes was a two-day delay in consulting health professionals. More than 10,000 worried mothers have called telephone hotlines for advice after a possible link between an outbreak of salmonella affecting 12 children and the product Milumil was announced. All packs of Milumil were withdrawn from sale while further tests were carried out.

A Department of Health spokeswoman said: "We made every effort to get information to the public as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we can always learn from experience."

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