Lactalis’ list of products stretches as long as a supermarket aisle.
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Emmanuel Besnier, scion of the secretive family behind one of the world's biggest dairy groups, is often called "the invisible billionaire," unknown to the French public and even to his own employees.With 246 production sites in 47 countries, its list of products stretches as long as a supermarket aisle, including household names like President butter and Societe roquefort.The fact that Besnier was named head of the group when he was just 29 years old may have reinforced his desire to stay out of the media spotlight.The scandal deepened this month when French investigative weekly Le Canard Enchaine reported that state inspectors had given a clean bill of health to the Lactalis site in Craon, northwest France, in early September. They failed to find the salmonella bacteria that had been detected by Lactalis' own tests in August and November, which were not reported to the authorities.Stephane Le Foll, agriculture minister in ex-president Francois Hollande's government, said he "never" met with Emmanuel Besnier during his five-year term.
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