OSI Food Solutions: Making Huge Waves In 2019

OSI Food Solutions as a global company is simply unstoppable at this particular point in time. The company has gone through some meteoric changes since the beginning of 2019, and these new changes are looking to pay off in huge returns. First and foremost, OSI Food Solutions is the solution of choice for handling food retailers and their needs. Each client can choose from value-added foods to traditional foods or whatever their hearts desire. OSI also has an exceptional capability in producing custom foods. Every single base is being covered by this food giant, which has helped to thrust the company past its closest competitors.

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Back in April 2019, OSI went on to acquire stake in Rose Packing Company. This particular company is Illinois-based just like OSI, and it produces a wide range of meats. This includes flavored sausage, loins, pork shoulders, salad toppings, ribs and ethnic sausage. Rose Packing has also been around since 1924. Kevin Scott, senior vice-president of OSI, stated that “this was a strategic move as Rose Packing perfectly compliments our business model.” Rose Packing currently employs over 700 individuals, but OSI will be retaining the company’s management team as well as its CEO.

This acquisition was just another acquisition that came straight out of OSI’s playbook. Leadership at this mega juggernaut is outstanding thanks to CEO Sheldon Lavin. He has brought in his superior managerial experience as well as his experience in finance. Back in 2016, OSI Food Solutions acquired stake in Flagship Europe, BAHO Food and Tyson Foods. Thanks to the rise of meatless burgers, OSI is looking to get its feet wet by partnering with Impossible Foods. OSI Food Solutions will be producing tons of meatless burgers over the course of the next few years.

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Strength In Numbers Equals OSI Food Solutions

The term “strength in numbers” can be applied to OSI Food Solutions as this food provider perfectly epitomizes this term to the fullest. OSI is a major player in the art of food manufacturing. The company has well-over 20,000 workers, and it consists of up to 65 factories and facilities. These factories and facilities are located in at least 17 different countries. This includes:

  • Japan
  • Hungary
  • The UK
  • Ukraine
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • And many more

By the numbers, OSI Food Solutions produces a long list of foods, such as panini, cookies, marinades, desserts, pot roast, ribettes, sliced bacon, beef patties, bacon bits, chicken wings, chicken nuggets, steak, flatbread, fruits, beans, chili, soups, pasta, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, fritters, chicken fried steak, dips, cooked sausage links, hot dogs and many more. The options are nearly endless, and the company has talent in specialty foods. Custom-food solutions are also on the agenda for OSI. Each one of the company’s clients will work exclusively with an R&D specialist during this particular time. The client’s specific set of instructions will be used to create an appetizing and tasty product.

The total amount of years have also played a huge role in the success of OSI Food Solutions. Yes, this Illinois-based food provider has been in business since 1909 even though the company was known as Otto & Sons back in the day. OSI has worked closely with numerous high-profile food retailers, such as Yum, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Burger King and Subway. When it comes to partnerships, OSI Food Solutions has partnered with Alaska Milk Corporation, Impossible Foods, General Milling Corporation and countless others.

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OSI Industries now Co-Producer Impossible Burger

Co-Producer of Impossible Burger

In a recent co-production deal between OSI Industries and Impossible Foods headquartered in Redwood City, the renowned food packer for McDonalds is now the official co-producer for Impossible Foods. The recent agreement between the two companies allows OSI Industries to manufacture the flagship burger of Impossible Foods in its Chicago plant.

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Impossible Burger Production Plant

OSI Industries designed a production facility inside one of its Chicago plants almost exactly like Impossible Foods Manufacturing plant in Oakland. The new Chicago plant will be filled with Impossible Foods employees who will need a high-security clearance to enter the Chicago plant and the Impossible Burger production zone within the plant. Shateel Shah in speaking for Impossible Foods, says Impossible Foods is very pleased with being able to work alongside the legendary McDonalds food packer that goes back to 1955 with Roy Kroc.

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods is a food science laboratory that specializes in genetically modifying plant-based proteins having all the qualities of meat-like products. The Impossible Burger looks, tastes, feels, and even “bleeds” like beef, but is 100% plant-based. They began their journey in search of the right all plant-based proteins in 2011.

Impossible Burger Debut

After five years of intensive research and development in their state of the art labs in Redwood City, they launched their Impossible Burger in 2016 at David Chang’s Momofuku Rishi restaurant in New York City. After the debut, there was a great interest in the Impossible Burger, and thousands of orders were pouring into the Impossible Foods headquarters.

Impossible Burger Production

The Impossible Foods production plant is a 68,000 square foot facility located in Oakland but was unable to keep up with the high demand of the Impossible Burger. Starting in early 2019 Impossible Foods began searching for a co-producer and distributor. OSI Industries was a name that had over 100 years of high-quality service, and which Impossible Foods was eager to develop a co-production agreement.

Impossibel Foods Celebrates OSI Industries

After a co-production agreement was reached Shateel Shah, speaking for Impossible Foods reported that Impossible Foods felt confident it could go anywhere and everywhere now with the support of OSI Industries.OSI has over 65 locations in 17 international countries. They have a team of 20,000 professional workers that work in the 65 areas.

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OSI Industries Expands Its Holdings In Europe By Buying Baho Food

Not long after enhancing its domestic production capabilities with the acquisition of a Tyson Food plant, OSI Industries made a big acquisition that will enhance its already powerful reach into Europe. The acquisition was Baho Food which specializes in deli meats and snack food production, and their inventory will now include even more foods since it will be adding meats from their new parent company. Baho Food CEO John Balvers will remain on as will other company employees, and he expressed his delight at now being able to better serve Baho Food’s customers. Five major subsidiaries that will also be under OSI Industries’ control will be Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods and Q Smart Life that have served Baho Food’s specialties to 18 countries across Europe.

OSI Industries may not get as much recognition as their biggest partner, McDonald’s, but they can certainly be credited with providing the quality meats that have given customers a smile while dining at their fast food restaurants. Their partnership with McDonald’s started back in 1955 while they were known as Otto & Sons. The company’s namesake came from a Chicago butcher and meat market owner named Otto Kolschowsky who had started the business at a home shop in 1909 and then opened a larger market center in 1926. McDonald’s became the first client that would drive high demands for meat production from Otto & Sons, and they effectively became the catalyst that triggered a period of major growth beyond not only the Midwest borders, but also US borders.

Sheldon Lavin, the current chairman and CEO of OSI Industries can be credited with growing the company and giving it one of the best reputations in the meat industry. His experience in banking gave him the knowledge of how to manage the company’s funds wisely, and he knew which key investments to make and when. One of the most important things he wanted OSI Industries to invest in was safety both in equipment and in how various procedures would be handled. The company has been commended by several international agencies including the British Safety Council for maintaining environmentally-safe practices and training employees in safe product handling. In addition to Baho Food, OSI Industries has several other partners and farm suppliers in its portfolio including a joint venture with Select Ready Foods in Canada, Amick Farms in Batesburg, SC, Fair Oak Farms in Pleasant Prarie WI, Nation Pizza, K&K Foods in Taiwan and GenOSI in the Philippines.

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