AN EXCLUSIVE ON OSI GROUP, A NUMBER ONE FOOD SUPPLIER

OSI Group has been ranked among the biggest and strongest suppliers of meat products to the US foodservice operators since 1909. This can be attributed to the fact that red meat is a steady diet. The Group’s global operations supply meat products, pizza, and vegetable products alongside sauces and other foods.

OSI Group, with its manufacturing amenities all over the world, maintains its operations as a private company. It has over 50 facilities in 17 countries and is planning to begin its activities in China since it has the largest market worldwide. OSI revealed its plan to set up seven processing and production amenities globally. In September, OSI commenced construction work on a beef processing amenity in Poland. A modern feed mill of 600,000 metric tons was then opened in January in Shandong province and became one of the largest feed mills in China. Last March, a frozen foods processing plant set to be in Madanapalle, India was posted online. It’s meant to specialize in the processing of vegetable products for restaurants and retail.

Following its excellent management of environmental hazards, the British Safety Council conferred OSI Group a renowned Globe of Honour Award for 2016 celebrated at Draper’s Hall in London, November 25, 2016. To qualify for the Globe of Honour, an organization had to attain five stars in the British Safety Council’s environmental management audit plan between August 2015 and July 2016.

The Flagship Food Group based in Denver handed OSI Group based in Aurora Illinois, Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe is mandated to supply sous vide products, frozen poultry, and pies together with mayonnaise, sauces to the UK foodservice market. After acquiring Calder Foods, a supplier of sandwich fillings, sauces, marinades, mayonnaise and dips in UK, Flagship Europe enlarged its existence.

The OSI Group has a base in Chicago where they bought a food processing plant and storage warehouse that was under the management of Tyson Foods. Tyson’s Foods ran the Chicago plant until November 2015 when they revealed its closure together with a plant in Jefferson to increase efficiencies. The facility’s purpose is to give the infrastructure to boost the business growth. The identity of products to be produced remained unmentioned.

OSI Group ensures the safety of their customers by engaging equipment manufacturers who come up with processes that help in food safety and quality. It has also employed agriculture suppliers who ensure that products are properly grown. They work with their customers from the beginning and provide them with the ideas that they want to attempt.

OSI Group info: www.foodworks.pl/en/osi-group-en.html

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