I have to admit it--I am not comfortable with the idea of using yeast made in Mexic0. I have just travelled down there enough to see the condition of water, workers, etc. However, I did try --purchased at two different times 2 of the large bulk packages of SAF (red). It does not seem to me that I ever get as good a lift off of that as I do from the much more expensive Fleischman's in the jar (made in Canada). I have also read about SAF (gold), but have not tried it. I know, I know, they are all owned by the same French company! I just want to get a very nice and reliable lift every time and to know that my yeast is really clean. What are your thoughts? Have you tried the SAF Gold? Do you use the made in Canada in the bottle? How does the SAF red bulk work for you? Am I just a klutz not handling my dough correctly?