New Canadian production site in Ontario is an ideal North American location for rapid customer response
Lallemand Bio-Ingredients has strengthened its position in the North American market with the acquisition and transformation of a new Canadian production site. The site joins the company's network of manufacturing factories that specialise in yeast-based ingredients in the US, Canada, Mexico and other parts of the world.
This yeast extract facility in Cornwall, ON, is just 62 miles southwest of Montreal International airport, close to than 400 miles north of New York City. With the US border nearby, it is an ideal North American location for rapid customer response. After 1.5 years of plant refurbishment and investment in new equipment, Lallemand kicked-off production in the summer of 2019.
As a source of assimilable nitrogen and other nutrients, yeast extract can improve the performance in the fermentation of a broad range of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and many others
Yeast extract is a functionally versatile natural food ingredient derived from the same yeast used for bread, wine and beer improve, intensify and add depth of flavour to a range of foods.
Depending on the particular yeast extract, flavours may include meaty, roasted, grilled, cheesy and fatty notes, with the overall richness of umami. With no synthetic, artificial, or animal ingredients, yeast extract is suitable for many different food preparations.
The demand for yeast extracts continues to grow in the North American markets, due to continued development of mainly clean label and plant-based areas of interest. Despite the rise and fall of various trends in the food industry, clean label is definitely a stable one: consumers are mindful of their food and beverage choices, they request natural, recognisable ingredients and transparency.
The company explains: "Natural products, or the extracts of those, are a great opportunity for food manufacturers to increase their market share and value proposition. Yeast extracts perfectly fit the trend as key in the development of tasty, natural, clean label meals. Our specialities are part of the plant-based innovative solutions we propose to reproduce juiciness and taste for consumers used to meat and dairy sensorial properties but looking for alternatives. Our product range expands the availability of ingredients produced in North America by Lallemand. To provide the best options and additional benefits to our North American customers, the production from Cornwall is Non-GMO Project Verified (NGP)."
Yeast extract is a key ingredient in the fast-growing fermentation industry. As a source of assimilable nitrogen and other nutrients, yeast extract can improve the performance in the fermentation of a broad range of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and many others.
Within Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, the Fermentation Nutrient (FNI) portfolio addresses the needs of the biotechnology industry and the company is now able to supply FNI ingredients from the production site in North America.