Living Upto a Name

OSI Group has been living up to its name for over 110 years and authentic service sells itself. Known throughout the meat-packing industry as a force to be reckoned with and an innovative power that has been noticed across every industry and active in 17 countries, it will take on a new role as it moves to become Impossible Foods signature co-producer for its high-standard all plant-based burger. In recent negotiations, the McDonalds Legendary Packer, OSI Group, made a co-agreement with Impossible Foods to produce the Impossible Burger inside its Chicago Plant, which is now manufacturing a production area specified and drawn out by Impossible Foods design specifications. There was no report from Impossible Foods that McDonalds would be carrying the Imposssible Burger in its restaurants.

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 Final Preparations Being Made

Once the production design is up and running it will allow Impossible Foods to send in its Impossible Burger production team to begin the manufacturing process. The Chicago plant is a state of the art high-security area secure from outside contamination. The Impossible Foods team will be required to wear special garments fit for its high anti-contamination production floor.

Halfway There

The halfway mark has been crossed in the ramping up to the international launch of the Impossible Burger. Impossible Foods is confident now with the advanced distribution network of OSI Group at its service to be able to meet all the Impossible Burger demands it has received from thousands of restaurants across the country.

Need for a Second Production Factory

The 68,000 manufacturing plant of Impossible Foods located in Oakland proved not to be large enough to handle the growing numbers of the consistently growing demand of the Impossible Burger. Also, many fast-food companies like Litle Caesar, White Castle and the great demand of Burger King for it’s near to roll out a campaign for the “Impossible Whopper, will surely double the latest number of requests already under production says a spokesperson for Impossible Foods.

Impossible Foods Recognition

Sheetal Shah, who joined Impossible Foods in May 2019, and is head of Product and Operations, replied to question lately about the new co-production agreement between Impossibile Foods and OSI by saying Impossible Foods is looking forward with the legendary producer and learning what it can from its history of innovation and excellence.

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Inside OSI Group McDonalds Hamburger Facility

OSI Group McDonalds began as two small regional successes. OSI Group was formerly called Otto & Sons, and McDonald’s was inspired by Irish brothers. No one, at the time, could’ve predicted that either business would become two of the most successful companies in the food industry. Together, OSI Group McDonalds dominated much of the industry, that was, until a few years ago. OSI Group McDonalds current trouble began in 1999 when David Whipple, determined to prove McDonald’s did use preservatives in its hamburgers, purchased a popular burger and stored it in his kitchen cupboard for 14 years.

As if that doesn’t sound disgusting enough, in 2013, he claimed that the burger still looked exactly the same as it did when he first bought it. Though the pictures look convincing, McDonald’s swears that their burgers have no preservatives. Coming to the company’s defense is a food science expert, Keith Warriner. According to Warriner, a lack of rot or spoilage is not proof of preservatives. Because Whipple doesn’t explain how he stored the burger, his “experiment” is open to interpretation. In Warriner’s opinion, Whipple didn’t store the hamburger under the right conditions that would allow for rot or spoilage.

To clear their names, OSI Group and McDonald’s welcomed Business Insider into one of OSI largest facilities in Gunzburg, Germany. The facility there produces five million beef products every day, 90 percent of which goes to McDonald’s. In a factory the size of a soccer field, Business Insider witnessed how burger patties are made. The first thing Business Insider noticed was the whiff of beef throughout the factory. It’s very obvious, upon entering any part of the building, that they’re using fresh ground beef. Once wearing required protective clothing, the tour began at the beginning with the scent of beef. Throughout the production, the meat is check, recheck, and checked one final time as it goes through a metal detector before becoming patties. The facility doesn’t allow for sick people near any meat.

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The OSI Group, the worlds largest meat processing, and food packaging company, and a true Chicago original has recently expanded its operation once again in the windy city with the purchase of the former Tyson Foods processing plant facility in the area of Chicago known as “The Back of the Yards” The facility, which served Tyson for more than 20 years employed at its height of operation more than 800 people. When the facility ceased operations the employment had been pared down to 480 with 250 still working there at the time that the last day came. Many of those, according to a spokesperson for Tyson were given opportunities to continue on in some capacity when OSI took control.This is a logical move for the OSI Group, since this facility is located very near other OSI properties in the city, and rumor has had it that the company has been interested in it for some time. While it is not known as of yet what the facility will be used for or what the total operating complement of employees will be when it becomes operational, and a date for that has not yet been released, those who do find themselves working in the plant will be in good reputed company.

OSI currently employees more than 20,000 people worldwide at its 65+ facilities in 17 countries. Every major consumer market is served by the OSI Group, which is one of the most respected and recognized food processing companies in the world. If you do not know the name OSI Group, you no doubt know the names of some of their big high quality brand customers, not the least of which is their oldest operational partner McDonald’s. Of course, if you are from the greater Chicago area, it would be virtually impossible for you not to know the name OSI, and the remarkable story of how an immigrant used the leadership skills he had learned from his father, to become the latest in a long line of butchers and meat sellers going back generations in his family. You would know how he opened a small corner meat market in the mostly German and polish neighborhood of Oak Park on the south side of Chicago, not far from the stock years. You would know about how he built a reputation for excellence that drew so many customers from major restaurants and hotels to his door that he had to open a wholesale expansion to his operation.

Of course, the most important part of the story would be how Otto & Sons Meat become the exclusive supplier of the highest quality beef products in the world to the world’s most popular hamburger seller, McDonald’s.The acquisition of this plant is just another page in the long and storied relationship that OSI has had with the city that gave birth to it. The $17.4M acquisition will increase the company’s holdings in the greater Chicago area to a value of more than $200M. While it has not been announced what the facility will process, the building was previously used by Tyson for prepackaged meals for the upscale hospitality industry such as hotels, airlines, cruise tour operators, and private hospitals. Since the acquisition includes all equipment and fixtures at the facility that are not exclusively proprietary in design to Tyson, it would stand to reason that the work slated to be done in the plant will be very similar. About OSI Group, it has a special connection to the city of Chicago and this purchase further shows that the company’s love for its hometown is as strong now as it was when Otto first hung a sign in his window stating “Proudly Chicago” more than a hundred years ago.

Since its entry into the market as a family meat shop serving Chicago’s neighborhoods in 1909, OSI maintains unmatched dedication towards customer success. Today, OSI Food Solutions operates as a leading firm in the global food processing industry. The world’s leading brands have entrusted OSI with the provision of edge-food solutions to meet their food processing and product development needs. OSI is committed to ensuring the delivery of high-quality, valuable, and streamlined processes at optimum costs.

With its head offices in Aurora, Illinois, OSI is primarily involved in the processing of meat products for both retail and food service sectors. The company produces a wide range of products including fish, poultry, meat patties, and bacon. It also produces hot dogs, pizza and various vegetable products on the market. In 2017 Forbes listing, OSI ranked position 58 among the largest private companies in America. It boasts of about 6.1 billion dollars revenue as of 2016 fiscal year.

Over the years, OSI has managed numerous milestones and achievements in its growth and development efforts. Among them is the contract to supply meat products to the McDonald’s first restaurant chains during its early stages of operation. Following its environmental preservation efforts, OSI Food Solutions received the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor prestigious award.It is one of the 18 organizations to receive the honor in 2016 globally. The award goes to organizations with exemplary performance in the management of risks related to the environment.

Following the rise in demand for chicken products in the market, OSI Food Solutions is implementing plans to double its production and distribution in chicken capacity. Many fast food restaurant chains rely on its chicken products such as patties and nuggets to serve their customers. As such, due to the growing demand for these products, brands such as the McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Papa Jones among others need to meet the changing needs of their clients; hence the plan for OSI to raise its production efforts on the same.

In its efforts to gain a huge presence in the European market, OSI successfully managed the acquisition of Baho Foods Company. It also acquired the Tyson Food processing plant based in Chicago to expand its production. Additionally, OSI gained the ownership to Flagship Europe in 2016 for the UK foodservice industry.

OSI Food Solutions continues to enjoy a strong international heritage and quality service delivery. OSI owns about 65 food processing facilities based in 17 different countries all around the globe. As a result, more than 20,000 people gain employment to enhance quality services in these facilities.

OSI Industries is a leading company in the United States and one of those which have been doing very well in creating a food secure world. Processed foods are mainly sold in large food stores. Although many people do not care about the source of the food they buy, the chances are that many have eaten something from OSI Industries.

OSI is a large private company in the United States. Its headquarters is in Aurora, Illinois. However, its business operations are in 17 countries in different parts of the world. The Forbes ranks it as one of the top companies in America with a net worth of $6.1 billion.

OSI Industries’ history started in 1909 when it was launched by Otto Kolschowsky. He was a German immigrant living in Chicago. Under his leadership, he made this business a wholesale business in the next two decades. It continued doing very well in subsequent years especially after the end of the Second World War. The environment was good for business and companies started sprouting.

In the 1950s, the McDonald’s was opened, and it became a very big business in the United States. In its early stages, it had signed a deal with OSI Industries, then Otto &Sons to supply meat products. As business for the McDonald’s did well, OSI benefited as there was enough market for its products.

In the 1970s, OSI was looking for ways that it could expand its business operations. The McDonald’s was growing rapidly, and business was opening branches in almost every part of the United States. There was a dire need on the part of OSI Industries to improve its supply business. Pressure was on OSI to find ways through which it would meet the demand that was coming from the McDonald’s.

OSI Industries sought capitalization to build production plants as well as follow the McDonald’s as it ventured into the international market. In its push to get capital for expansion, another partner was added to the company. Sheldon Lavin joined as an equal partner and was responsible for managing the operations of the company since he was an experienced investor and bankers. He played a crucial role in taking the company internationally.

Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the business has been growing by leaps and bounds. He has helped the company to grow into a leading fo0od company that is now a multi-billion business. Sheldon’s experience played a key role in the growth of this company.