Lallemand/ American Yeast


Lallemand strives to be not just a supplier, but a long-term partner. We know our success depends on your success and we are focused on providing committed support to the baking industry.

The Lallemand/American Yeast Team

The personnel and facilities of the Lallemand/American Yeast Division in the United States, Mexico and Canada are strategically located to meet the changing needs of today’s baking industry. Our fleet of refrigerated trucks and contract carriers ensures prompt delivery of both yeast and baking ingredients.

Our team of dedicated and uniquely experienced sales people, drivers, customer service personnel and technical service representatives is there to help your team achieve your objectives.

Distribution of yeast and other ingredients

A network of distributors provides reliable, cost-effective delivery to the intermediate and retail baking trade. Distribution centres at selected points help the plants serve markets in the United States, Mexico and Canada with quality fresh yeast and ingredients.

The Lallemand/American Yeast Division is the only yeast company in the United States and Canada which still operates its own fleet of refrigerated trucks with its own drivers. This ensures unrivalled service and quality assurance from our yeast plants all the way to the wholesale bakery plants.

Along with the yeast products, many other ingredients are distributed by our fleet to help bakers reliably meet, just in time, their weekly ingredient requirements, ensuring faster rotation of perishable ingredients and minimizing working capital needs and space.

Quality Assurance and R&D

Lallemand/American Yeast is pursuing certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in order to allow our baker partners to comply with this new mandate. The American Institute of Baking Registration Services (AIBRS) has certified the Montréal, Memphis and Cuautitlán facilities to ISO 9002 standards.

Extensive research and development, as well as quality control, back all Lallemand/American Yeast products. In some cases, we source products from reliable producers. This flexibility enables us to provide the best combination of price, quality and selection. In other words – the best value!

Our yeast rich in vitamin D

Bakers yeast can naturally produce Vitamin D when exposed to the ultra violet light of the sun, similar to humans. When that happens, the natural sterols in yeast (ergosterol) are converted to vitamin D (ergocalciferol).

Lallemand has developed a process that treats yeast with UVB light to produce a natural and vegetarian source of Vitamin D yeast which can be used in bread, baked goods and other food products. Lallemand Baking Vitamin D yeast products offers baker the possibility to make bread a daily vegetarian source of Vitamin D as it can be added to baked products as per your country’s public health legislation. Click here for more information