December 15, 2016 · Meat Processing, OSI Group · (No comments)

OSI Group, is a private, processed food company, headquartered in Aurora, IL. They produce and sell value-added protein items and other food products to the food service industry and retail companies. They provide foods for breakfasts, lunches, entrees, snacks and desserts.

Some of OSI’s products include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, cooked beef products, pork and chicken products, smoked meats, pizza and dough products and fresh, frozen and cooked beef patties. The company has been in business since 1909.

In 2015, OSI Group bought the Tyson Foods plant in Chicago for $7.4 million. The 200,000-square-foot plant is in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, in Chicago, close to another facility of the company. The new plant will be used to support future growth. OSI currently has more than 60 facilities in 16 different countries.

In late 2015, OSI Food Solutions UK was awarded both a Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour from the British Safety Council. Its location in Scunthrope, in operation since 1988, produces sausage and beef products for the restaurant industry.

OSI Group is continually working to improve health, safety and Eco-friendly practices at their facilities. They are one of 61 companies, in the world, during 2015, to achieve a Sword of Honour. This is awarded to companies who show excellence in managing health and safety risks to their workers. The Globe Award is for excellence in environmental management.

OSI started as a family run meat market. Over the years, it expanded to provide food to companies around the Globe. They have not only grown organically, but through acquisition. The company is still family owned and operated, giving it a small-business feel. They are dedicated to providing their customers with the best products and services possible.

The company makes sure that their supply is never lower than their demand, which helps decrease operating costs and allows the company and the consumer save money. They help their suppliers maximize their efficiency also. All this translates into lowering overall costs, providing high-quality food, and saving money for all entities along the way. OSI has a reputation for reliability and honest dealings.