The OSI Group is a leader in the meat processing industry for the retail and food services industries. The produce a variety of items such as sandwiches, pizza, sauces, chicken, beef and vegetables. The OSI Group is lead by President David McDonald and CEO Sheldon Lavin. They are headquartered in Aurora, Illinois but have expanded globally.
Back in 1992, The OSI Group established a plant in Beijing, China. They quickly began to produce quality food to their fast food restaurants. By 2008, they became the number one source for supplying the restaurants with eggs, beef, pork, chicken and onions. In 2010 a new beef operating plant was opened in Japan named Orange Bay Foods. They also opened a feed mill operation in Shandong Province, which has become the nation’s biggest meat production facility. The feed mill can produce over 500,000 tons of high quality food per year. Due to its huge success, they now have a fully integrated meat operation. It is engaged in breeder feeding, feed production, slaughtering, hatchery and broiler feeding. This year this location was honored with the 3 Star Good Chicken Production Award from the ICCAW. The OSI Group is currently one of China’s top chicken suppliers.
While establishing success in China, they were also beginning to have a strong presence in India. They began collaborating with Vista Processed Foods, a supplier in India. Seventeen years later, they opened a plant that processes frozen vegetables. At the end of 2012, they opened a chicken processing plant in Hungary. Currently The OSI Group processes chicken for restaurants in 16 nations throughout Europe.
President David McDonald is focusing on continually growing and expanding the company. He and CEO Sheldon Lavin, are working to bring in healthy, organic and all-natural products. In 2016, The OSI Food Solutions UK company was awarded with the Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council. The award recognizes those who show exemplary standards in environmental risks. To be eligible for the award, you must have achieved five stars in the British Safety Council’s audit scheme regarding environmental management. This includes every aspect of the business from the shop floor to the boardroom.
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