Quality probiotics, complete solutions
Back to Lallemand Health Solutions’ origins in 1934
Lallemand Inc., the parent company of Lallemand Health Solution (LHS), is a private Canadian firm involved in the development, production, and marketing of yeasts, bacteria and other ingredients related to these microorganisms or their markets. It was founded in Montreal at the end of the 19th century by Mr. Fred Schürer, called “Lallemand” due to his coming from Alsace, a European area once shared between Germany and France.
The former Canadian plant on Préfontaine Street was built in 1915, and production of bakers yeast started there in 1923. Roland Chagnon acquired the Lallemand business in 1952, and the Chagnon family continues as the current owner.
Currently, Lallemand’s more than 3,500 employees located in 45 countries on 5 continents and is organized into 11 technically-driven business units focusing on various applications of yeast and bacteria in baking, fermented beverages, animal nutrition, fuel ethanol, agriculture, pharmacy and human health.
More than 80 years of expertise in probiotics with Institut Rosell and Harmonium
Lallemand Health Solutions consolidates the internationally recognized probiotic manufacturers Institut Rosell (acquired in 1998) and Harmonium International (incorporated in 2011). Both companies have been reinforcing their strengths in their complementarity, Institut Rosell through its strains, and Harmonium through its unmatched production agility to deliver complex probiotic formulas in particular for the North-American market thanks to cutting-edge infrastructures.
A fully integrated probiotic solutions provider at the forefront of the market
Full control is the key to offer probiotic strains and blends or custom formulations produced to the highest quality standards. From the lab to the shelf, LHS controls the overall manufacturing process of its products.
Research & Development is a fundamental value for us – and has always been! Our R&D center is located at the National Research Council of Canada (CNRC) in Montreal. We work with key opinion leaders and develop partnerships with universities, hospitals, and research centers.
We have several dedicated production sites:
- Mirabel, Montreal and Quebec (Canada)
- Saint Simon (France)
- Vienna (Austria)
With bulk manufacturing & Packaging capabilities
- Sachets / Sticks
And several approved subcontractors for secondary packaging.
Our accreditations & licenses include:
- Health Canada (NNHPD)
- cGMP / Pharma GMP
- USP Quality Systems GMP Audited (Montreal & Mirabel)
- ISO 9001 / ISO 22000 & HACCP (St Simon)
- GRAS and Halal status for certain strains
In particular, we are very proud to be the very first probiotic manufacturer granted with USP GMP certification for our two bacteria plants in Canada.
Backed by our know-how and expertise, we can offer a full line of ready-to-market probiotic formulas (including proprietary LACIDOFIL®, PROBIOKID®, PROBIO’STICK®, IBacilluS+) and help our partners design their own custom & complex formulations using Harmonium, Lafti® or Rosell® probiotic strains together with our proprietary protective technologies.
Besides, LHS is one of the very few probiotics manufacturers that produce S. boulardii, which can be offered on its own or custom blended with bacteria probiotic strains.
With over 500 formulas marketed in more than 60 countries, we are able to fully meet our customers’ needs for probiotics.