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October 23, 2018

OSI Food Solutions; A Global Leader And Food Industry Powerhouse

OSI Food Solutions is a global leader in the food processing and supply industry servicing many major food outlets across the globe. OSI Food Solutions specializes in the production of meat products like pork, beef, chicken, pizza and many others.

Headed by a team of experts including Sheldon Lavin, the Chief Executive Officer, and David McDonald, the Chief Operating Officer, the firm has come a long way from just a meat market in Illinois to rank among the top a hundred food companies in the U.S.

The idea of OSI Food Solutions started in 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky founded a family meat market in Illinois. Otto and his enterprise started gaining popularity since he was able to provide quality food products to his clients. As the word spread, he managed to start establishments in other neighborhoods like Chicago and Maywood.

By incorporating new technologies like the preservation of food products using liquid nitrogen and establishing the proper connections, OSI Food Solutions (previously Otto & Sons) grew immensely to supply their products to markets outside the U.S. As a result, OSI started receiving orders from major firms like McDonalds and KFC. With excellent customer service and growing client base, OSI grew into the food industry powerhouse it is today.

Since the number of customers keeps growing, OSI also needs to make improvements in the production of food products to satisfy the increase in demand. To this end, OSI has seen the expansion of the production capacity to one of its subsidiaries in Spain in 2017. The move cost €17 million and was geared towards ensuring that the plant was able to double its production of quality chicken from 12000 tons to 24000 tons every year.

Since there is an improvement in the production capacity line of the firm, the plant is now able to produce over 45000 tons of pork, chicken, and beef altogether. Great accomplishments come with a high recognition that is why OSI Food Solutions keeps on bagging awards now and then. In fact, in 2016 the Globe of Honor Award was presented to them by the British Safety Council for the excellent job they do.

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