OSI Food Solutions: Providing Food Services Across the Globe

OSI Food Solutions has a history of providing quality food products and solutions. The company started as a single meat market in a suburb of Chicago Illinois in 1909, and expansion started eight years later. When the first McDonald’s opened in 1955, Otto & Sons – the name of the company which would become OSI – was the supplier of fresh beef patties. As McDonald’s grew, so did the meat supplier. OSI Food Solutions now has more than 65 facilities and 20,000 employees in 17 different countries. OSI Food Solutions is more than just a food supplier. The company follows the same path they did early on with McDonald’s – they partner with leading restaurant and food retail brands to supply a custom food solution.

OSI controls the entire supply chain to ensure that partners are supplied with what they need, when they need it, and maintain consistent quality and safety. In addition to a variety of beef, pork, and poultry processing, OSI also provides solutions for seafood, pizza, baked goods, produce and more. In recent years, OSI Food Solutions have been aggressive with its expansion plans. In 2004 and 2006 the company acquired two poultry processing companies. In 2009, OSI established a poultry company in China. In 2016, OSI acquired a 200,000 square foot food processing plant near Chicago which was formerly operated by Tyson Foods. Later in 2016, the company acquired Flagship Europe – a UK based food services company.

In 2018, the company was ranked number 63 on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies. The company has received many awards in the past few years for safety and for the quality of its products. OSI Food Solutions won twelve medals at the 2018 World Steak Challenge. OSI Germany took home a gold medal for its Grain Fed Dry Aged Angus Ribeye. OSI Poland and OSI United Kingdom also won gold medals in different ribeye categories. The company also won silver and bronze medals in a number of sirloin and fillet categories. Safety awards include the “Globe of Honour” which was awarded by the British Safety Council in 2016. In 2018, the British Safety Council presented OSI with an award of merit at the International Safety Awards. Click here.


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