Baby milk blunder

SOUR TASTE: Elaine Nicholson with baby Isla who was given milk formula which went out of date before she was born. (d09031103)
SOUR TASTE: Elaine Nicholson with baby Isla who was given milk formula which went out of date before she was born. (d09031103)
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A PHARMACY has apologised after giving milk formula to a baby which went out of date before she was even born.

Doctors thought Elaine Nicholson’s daughter Isla could be lactose intolerant so they prescribed a hypoallergenic milk formula on February 21.

When Miss Nicholson returned to D Pharmacy for a repeat prescription, the milk she was offered had a use by date of November 7, 2010, and she was given an alternative. She rushed home from the pharmacy in Dewsbury Health Centre to check the formula 10-week-old Isla had already drunk and found it also went out of date in November.

Miss Nicholson, 29, of Birchen Avenue, Ossett, said: “Isla wasn’t even born when that went out of date. What if it had affected her really badly?

“They should be checking stuff before they hand it out. I don’t want it happening to anybody else.”

A Pharmacy D spokesman said it took its role in the community very seriously.

He said: “We are very sorry that this happened. We apologised at the time and would like to do so again.

“We do regular stock checks on all our products and are investigating how this could have occurred.”