To our valued customers,

As you are aware, Red Star Yeast is difficult to find through online sources and in stores everywhere. The current demand is simply unprecedented. Rest assured, we are making yeast around the clock, while keeping safety as a priority for our employees and across the distribution chain. We are shipping product every day to stores and our online vendors. Based on what we’re hearing from customers this week, some stores have yeast in stock and we’re certain that all retailers are working hard to distribute product to all their locations.

Please keep checking (or calling) your local stores as yeast should be on the shelves very soon. Timing will depend on whether consumers take only what they will need. We are encouraging our retailers to temporarily limit the quantity each customer can purchase to help ensure there is enough to go around until stocks are fully replenished. We also encourage our customers to only take what they need for now so more people can purchase yeast and bake bread. Go to our store finder to find a store near you.

For online ordering, our Red Star, Platinum and SAF yeast products are sold through our online partner, Online Grocery Outlet. While products are selling out quickly, they are receiving new product and updating their site regularly. Please keep checking back to see if product is back in stock.

Fresh cake yeast is another option. Check in the dairy section of your local store or ask the dairy manager if they’d be willing to order it in.  For reference, one-third of a 2 oz. fresh yeast cake is equivalent to one package (¼ oz. or 2 ¼ teaspoons) of dry yeast. More information and a conversion table is found here.

We also are aware there are 3rd party sellers online who are selling yeast at an extremely high price. We condemn this practice and are working to combat it. Please be patient if you can and wait until you can find it at your local stores or our online vendors that we work with directly. We cannot guarantee the freshness or performance of the product from 3rd party sellers.

For more information on our products, click here.

All of us at Red Star Yeast are honored to be a small part of family comfort as people bake at home during this difficult time.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Contact Us

We love to hear from our customers!  If you want to contact us about home baking or our consumer/home baking yeast products, please stay on this page.  However, for questions about Nutritional Yeast, Beer, Wine & Distiller’s Yeast, or Wholesale/Foodservice industrial yeast products, click on the appropriate link below and contact them directly.  Scroll down to contact the consumer/home baking customer service department.

Our website contains all the answers to most of your common questions.  Visit our Tips and Troubleshooting section for our Trouble Shooting Guide, and to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  Our Yeast & Baking Lessons section has great information including a Baking Steps Guide and Yeast Conversion Table as well as ‘How to Bake’ videos.

If you have searched our website and still have unanswered questions or concerns about our consumer/ home baking yeast products or general questions about baking with yeast, please fill out the form below and click ‘submit’ to send us an email.  Emails are answered on weekdays only.

If you would like to request recipes by mail, please call (800) 445-4746, option ‘1’ or write to Carol Stevens, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, P.O. Box 737, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0737.


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Nutritional Yeast

Red Star Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast is sold through another division called Lesaffre Human Care. You can find information on these products at their website. If you have further questions, use their contact page to reach them directly.

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Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer's Yeast

Lesaffre Yeast Corporation does not sell Brewer’s Yeast. Alternatively we produce RED STAR® Nutritional Yeast. Visit our Lesaffre Human Care website to learn more about our Nutritional Yeast products.

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Wine & Distiller’s Yeast

Wine & Distiller's Yeast

Wine and Distiller’s Yeast is sold through another division called Fermentis. You can find information on these products at their website. If you have further questions, use their contact page to reach them directly.

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Wholesale/Food Service

Wholesale/Food Service & Commercial Baker's Yeast

Information on SAF and Red Star wholesale, foodservice and commercial baker’s yeast products, dough conditioners and other fine ingredients can be found on Lesaffre Yeast Corporation’s website.

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