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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.

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.

Dairy farmers called the picnic setting “casual, comfortable and efficient,” for fostering discussions. Pic: DBA

DBA ‘policy picnics’ bolster member engagement

By Beth Newhart

This summer, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hosted ‘policy picnics’ in collaboration with the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The member events brings together the dairy community during a time of economic stress.

Synlait has taken over management and operational control of Talbot Forest Cheese. Pic: Synlait

Synlait completes Talbot Forest Cheese acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Synlait has completed the acquisition of selected assets from fellow New Zealand company Talbot Forest Cheese. The acquisition includes the property, plant and equipment at the Temuka site, along with the consumer cheese brand (Talbot Forest Cheese)....

Grupo Lala has been setting its sights on more premium products, like Promised Land's high-protein and high-calcium milk.

Grupo Lala’s Q2 shows growth in US premium products

By Beth Newhart

Mexican dairy producer Grupo Lala's 2019 second quarter sales netted 14,467m pesos ($758m) in Mexico, a 3.9% increase from Q2 2018. The company cited “innovation and an improved mix” of its ‘value-added dairy’ offerings as reason for the jump.

Dairy Dialog podcast 42: DSM, Kerry Group and Pecan Deluxe

Dairy Dialog podcast 42: DSM, Kerry Group and Pecan Deluxe

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast, we feature interviews with Bob Savage, product application expert, cheese, at DSM, talking about the new culture range for cheddar; Jenny Baillie, business development manager, Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd., about the company’s...

Ornua’s Nantwich cheese ingredients facility produces multiple grated and diced cheese formats, a range of sliced cheese and delicatessen blocks and is the home of the Spinneyfields foodservice cheese brand. Pic: Ornua

Ornua to close Whitchurch facility

By Jim Cornall

Following a major review of its European ingredients’ operations, Ornua has announced a proposal to close its Whitchurch site in the UK and transfer the production currently undertaken there to its Nantwich cheese ingredients facility.

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