About us

Our mission

Lesaffre Human Care was created in 2007 as a business unit of Lesaffre and benefits from the group’s unique know-how, backed by more than 160 years of experience in biotechnology and yeast research and manufacturing.


At Lesaffre Human Care, our mission is to develop and supply ingredients from yeast and bacteria fermentation to the global human health, nutrition and personal care markets. We are committed to providing natural and innovative solutions with strong scientific and clinical data to substantiate their benefits.


Lesaffre Human Care offers a broad spectrum of health-promoting ingredients designed to address some of the most prevalent consumers’ health concerns. Our ingredients have indeed been carefully selected to offer a wide variety of targeted health benefits such as: immune support, women’s health, liver support, vegetarian support, digestive health, joint & bones health, antioxidation and more.


Dedicated to providing the best natural and effective solutions to the food, beverage, nutrition, pharmaceutical and personal care industries, we have designed our ingredients so that they can be easily incorporated to a variety of end products such as dietary and food supplements, functional foods, OTC and pharmaceutical products, medical devices (when applicable) as well as topical applications.

A global presence for more proximity

contact LHC

To better serve all of its customers, Lesaffre Human Care operates 10 manufacturing facilities around the world and benefits from a well-established global sales network.


Our customers benefit from a dedicated team, available to assist them in product development and marketing. Our quality and regulatory affairs departments are also here to answer any questions they might have and provide support on sensitive topics.

Our commitments

At Lesaffre Human Care, our customers’ satisfaction is our highest priority and we are committed to providing the highest level of service and products’ excellence. To develop the best ingredients possible, we take our research and development one step further and value partnerships with independent physicians and university research labs.


Lesaffre Human Care is also a founding member of the Digest Science Foundation and one of its main financial supporters. Dedicated to research on digestive pathologies and nutrition, the Foundation is exploring the potential effect of probiotics and prebiotics on digestive pathologies, which is perfectly aligned with the company’s vision and objectives.


Our Group: Lesaffre

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.

Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.


In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 10.000 people in more than 70 subsidiaries based in about fifty countries.

Lesaffre achieves a turnover of more than 2 billion euros including over 40% on emerging markets.

yeast solutions

Yeasts & baking solutions

Our mastery of the fermentation process is illustrated by our lines of yeasts and baking solutions, and also in the form of technologies and services dedicated to professionals along the value chain. Not to mention the technical support provided by our network of Baking Center™.

Saf Instant

Food taste & pleasure

Yeasts also have a key role to play in the world of taste and pleasure in food.
Lesaffre innovates by developing natural flavor molecules, yeast extracts that optimize nutritional, sensory and taste qualities, and alcohol fermentation solutions for makers of beers, wines and spirits.


Health care

Lesaffre has always been intent on serving the well-being of living things and helping to better feed and care for the global population, while protecting the environment.
Human health and nutrition, animal health and nutrition, and plant nutrition are all strategic development areas for our group.

Lesaffre Human Care


In the field of biotechnologies, Lesaffre develops efficient cellular nutrients reserved for the creation of new molecules to benefit humans and animals. Our group also helps to create yeast strains that are conducive to the development of 1st and 2nd generation bioethanol. In the interest of promoting a sustainable economy, our group is equally active alongside biosourced chemistry industries.



You want to know more about us?