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Quality Food Products through the OSI Food Solutions

OSI Group LLC is a company engaged in food processing. It sells and produces food products to major retail brand outlets and food service. OSI provides food products for desserts, snacks. Side dishes, entrees, lunches, and breakfast. The products that the company delivers comprise of fresh, frozen and cooked beef patties, kettle and smoked products, assemblies for sandwiches, dough and pizza based products, processed and raw chicken products, cooked pork and beef products, specialty sausages and hot dogs, sausages for breakfast, and bacon.

The OSI Group LLC was previously called OSI Industries, Inc. The company changed name in 2004. It was established in 1909 and has its central office in Aurora, Illinois and has service offices in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

The British Safety Council presented the prominent Globe of Honor Award for 2016 to OSI Food Solutions UK for the excellent supervision the company made related to environmental hazards. The award was given at luncheon that was done at London’s Drapers Hall on November 25, 2016.

OSI is among the 18 corporations internationally that were awarded the Globe of Honor in 2016. The award is given to companies that have shown excellent management of the environment. To qualify for the said award, a company must primarily accomplish the maximum five stars in the audit administered by the British Safety Council from August 2015 to July 2016. The award applicants must likewise prove before an independent body of experts that they are indeed exceptional in the management of their environments all through the course of their business, from the meeting room to their showroom or store outlets.

To increase the company’s production, OSI Group LLC Spain added a production line that has a high volume output to its present business in the city of Toledo, Spain. The investment of €17 million was finished in the early part of the year and amplified the capacity of chicken product production from 12,000 tons yearly now to 24,000 tons annually.

Because of the recent expansion, the OSI Group LLC operation in Toledo has achieved a total quality yield volume of over 45,000 tons of chicken, pork and beef products. The overall venture that encompasses other related services and production lines will open 20 new positions to the current labor force of 140 workers that include the latest product development manager position. The role will guarantee the devoted and expert leadership for the continuous enhancement of current and new products.

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The OSI Group: From Small Family Meat Market To Among The Largest Private Companies

The OSI Group is a worldwide leader when it comes to providing the food industry with quality products as well as custom solutions.

With 20,000 employees in its more than 65 facilities spread out over 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Eastern and Western Europe, the company is known for the excellent employment opportunities and careers it offers. And the OSI Group continues to grow. The company recently purchased Baho Food, Tyson Food Plant and Flagship Europe. This has helped it to bolster its position as being among the top 100 food companies in the United States.

The company was founded in 1909 in Oak Park, Illinois by Otto Kolschowsky as a family meat market. It expanded into the wholesale meat trade in 1917. In 1928 the company’s name was changed to Otto & Sons. It continued to grow by getting an exclusive contract to provide the young McDonald’s company with fresh ground beef patties. Serving McDonald’s became it’s primary focus. When Otto & Sons acquired specially developed liquid nitrogen freezing tunnels, patty-forming machines and other types of cryogenic technology and opened a West Chicago based high-volume meat plant in 1973, it also created the Glenmark unit to serve its non-McDonald’s clients.

In 1975 Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Industries, but it still continued to supply the food service industry, including Illinois based supermarkets and restaurants, with quality processed and specialty meats. Today the company produces bacon, hot dogs, meat patties, dough, fish, poultry, pork, pizza and vegetable products for the worldwide market. That includes supplying meat for western fast food chains doing business in China like Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Subway and Starbucks. The company’s facilities have received numerous health and safety awards.

The OSI Group has grown form a small, family-owned meat market to an internationally known leading food service industry meat provider with myriad products and vast capabilities. In 2016, Forbes had the OSI Group listed as number 58 in its ranking of the largest private companies. At that time the company had in excess of $6.1 billion in assets.