May 4, 2017 |

Lesaffre Yeast Corporation Breaks Ground on New Baking Ingredients Blending Plant

By Press Release

Saf-Pro® Ingredients to bring complete line of baking ingredient blends to North American bakers.

Cedar Rapids, IA — Lesaffre Yeast Corporation broke ground on a new state-of-the-art blending facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The facility will include a large production and blending area, offices, and warehouse. Construction at the 5-acre facility has begun and is scheduled to reach completion at the start of 2018. The plant will produce enzyme blends, concentrates, and dough improvers under the Saf-Pro® ingredients brand. These products will be supported by Lesaffre’s existing world-class Baking Center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Lesaffre’s experienced team of scientists and baking technicians who test and perfect each product.

“We are proud of the latest investment to increase our capabilities to meet the needs of our baking customers. Our Saf-Pro® line of ingredients made in this facility will serve commercial, artisan and food service customers with the superior quality, clean label ingredients they have grown to expect from Lesaffre and Red Star,” said Tom Benner, President of Lesaffre Yeast Corporation.

Lesaffre® Yeast Corporation and Red Star® Yeast Company

Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, part of the global Lesaffre group, provides superior quality yeast and ingredients to the baking industry. Its product brands include industry-leading Red Star® brand fresh yeast, Saf-Instant® brand dry yeast, and Saf-Pro® brand baking ingredients. Red Star Yeast Company, LLC operates two yeast manufacturing plants in the United States, in Dothan, Alabama, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.