Yeast and baking ingredients leader Lesaffre Yeast Corp. opened a new blending facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 16.

The cutting-edge plant will produce enzyme blends, concentrates, natural mold inhibitors and dough improvers under the Saf-Pro ingredients brand. The products will be supported by Lesaffre’s Baking Center in the company’s Milwaukee headquarters.

“Enabling the growth and profitability of our baking customers is our passion and at the core of our strategy. We are pleased to offer additional capabilities and flexibility to our clients with this important investment,” says Tom Benner, president of Lesaffre Yeast Corp., a division of the French-based Lesaffre Group. “We are very proud of our teams and their accomplishment in making this facility ready for market.”