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Ladismith Cheese factory fire probed

Ladismith Cheese executives are still counting their losses following a fire that allegedly completely destroyed the stock, cheese and butter stores at the Western Cape factory recently.

The buildings that house the cheese and butter production areas were damaged but most equipment was unharmed, the company said in a statement.

Production was continuing as normal at the powder plant located on the same site.

Staff in the affected sections and would receive their salaries in March. A meeting would be held before month end to talk about “options and the way forward”.

“The insurance is still busy with their investigation into the cause of the fire and extent of damage,” said the company.

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