Lactalis baby milk salmonella scandal affects 83 countries, CEO says

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French dairy giant is recalling 12m boxes of powdered baby milk amid an outcry that the company hid the outbreak

French dairy group Lactalis is recalling 12m boxes of powdered baby milk in 83 countries over a salmonella outbreak, the company’s CEO said on Sunday.

Emmanuel Besnier, the scion of the secretive family behind one of the world’s biggest dairy groups, was speaking publicly for the first time since an outcry erupted over claims the company hid the outbreak at a plant making the product.

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