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Lallemand group is donating 3,200 personal protective masks

The Lallemand group is donating 3,200 surgical and N95 masks to local health authorities in the Montreal (Canada) and Cantal (France) regions, where its plants for the production of probiotics and specialty food cultures are located.

“To get through the health crisis linked to COVID-19, the Lallemand group is making this contribution in order to help reduce the risk of shortage of personal protective masks, in the short and medium term, which is a major issue for the protection of our health personnel worldwide. Our Lallemand Health Solutions (LHS) and Lallemand Specialty Culture (LSC) business units are committed to showing solidarity and taking concrete action to further support the health network. We have a great admiration for the caregivers and we hope that our donation will help to preserve their health.” Explains Jérôme Panes, President and general manager of both LSS and LCS business units.

“Cooperation and mutual aid are part of the intrinsic values ​​of the Lallemand group’s business units. Since we are present all over the world, other initiatives to support particularly affected communities will be implemented. To face this global pandemic, concerted efforts and exceptional measures by every individuals, companies and governments must be deployed, as if we were all part of the same team.” Concludes Antoine Chagnon, President and CEO of the Lallemand group.

About the Lallemand group
The Lallemand group, parent company of Lallemand Health Solutions and Lallemand Specialty Cultures, is a private Canadian company specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts, bacteria and other ingredients linked to these microorganisms or their market.

About Lallemand Health Solutions
Lallemand Health Solutions, a business unit dedicated to human health, is a pioneer and world leader in the probiotics industry, having carried out numerous revolutionary scientific works in the field of research and development of probiotics. In collaboration with research leaders, LHS applies cutting-edge technologies and innovative scientific approaches to improve human health.

About Lallemand Specialty Cultures
Lallemand Specialty Cultures is dedicated to the development and production of specialty cultures for food applications, in particular for the differentiation of cheese and fermented milk, as well as for different applications in the field of meat and cured meats. With 100 years of experience, with global reach and the ability to serve customers worldwide LSC also offers custom production of microbial cultures for different needs and applications.

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Contacts:

Jérôme Panes
President and General Manager
Lallemand Health Solutions and Lallemand Specialty Cultures
jpanes@lallemand.com

Marilou Luneau
Content Manager / Public Relations
Lallemand Health Solutions
mluneau@lallemand.com
514-629-4124