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The cheese is named after the legendary Lithuanian giant, Džiugas.

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Lithuanian cheese Džiugas gets PGI status

By Jim Cornall

Lithuanian cheese Džiugas, produced by Žemaitijos Pienas, has received a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the European Commission.

“Everyone’s trying to crack the code--how do we get American dairy consumption to keep rising?

Wünder expands US quark options in a sparse market

By Beth Newhart

The curdled, cultured dairy product quark has a huge presence in Europe and Asia, but little to no competition in the US. For five years, Wünder Creamery has been trying to change that.

“We expect to see further growth from acquisitions, with a long-awaited shift in the top three of the global ranking likely.

Rabobank publishes Dairy Top 20

By Beth Newhart

Nestlé, Lactalis and Danone continue leading the global dairy industry, but could see some shakeups in the future, according to a new analysis from Rabobank.

The sale will take place retroactively to June 30, 2019.

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Sale of Hochdorf South Africa Ltd

By Jim Cornall

As part of its focusing strategy, Swiss food company Hochdorf Holding Ltd has sold its 90% stake in Hochdorf South Africa Ltd to African Chocolate Café Ltd, as announced on July 8, 2019.

The proposed acquisition would combine processing plants of the second and third biggest buyers of raw milk in Tasmania.

ACCC expresses concerns over Saputo cheese business acquisition

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it has preliminary competition concerns about Canadian dairy company Saputo’s proposed acquisition of the Tasmanian-based cheese business of competitor Lion Dairy & Drinks.

Under Shenzhen Stock Exchange rules it is only possible to sell up to 1% every 90 days directly on the exchange, or up to 2% in a single block every 90 days. Pic: ©Getty Images/lzf

Fonterra trying to sell Beingmate shares

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra says it is going to sell a portion of its stake in Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company Ltd, which is currently a shareholding of 18.8%.

Alfa Laval OptiLobe rotary lobe pumps. Pic: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval launches new Optilobe rotary lobe pumps

By Jim Cornall

Alfa Laval has launched OptiLobe rotary lobe pumps, which the company says are cost-effective, reliable and versatile alternatives for general applications requiring gentle product treatment and easy serviceability.

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