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13 Apr 2019

From Otto’s Meat market To OSI Industries  0

The story of OSI Industries date back to more than a century. In the company’s early days it was known as Otto’s Meat Market. Otto kolschowski and his sons provided the daily operations, and these hardworking individuals turned this tiny meat locker into a huge success. Otto’s Meat market would eventually expand into food wholesale. The Kolschowski’s had to relocate into a new facility to meet its growth. From Oak Park to Maywood, Illinois, was the trajectory. As of 2019, the company has been running a thriving food processing business from its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois.

In the United States alone, OSI conducts business out of five locations, including Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, California and Utah. McDonalds, the world’s most prominent hamburger chain, was one of OSI’s first big clients. Business was so good to where OSI Industries would build a plant that catered to the production of hamburger patties. This plant was only required to work exclusively with McDonald’s. In addition to that, OSI has worked with a number of high-profile companies such as Burger King, KFC, Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut. The company changed its name from Otto & Sons to 1928. In 1972, Otto & Sons would become OSI Industries.

With a continuous effort to evolve with the times, OSI Industries has been able to successfully maintain its top position. What are some of the company’s food products? OSI Industries can produce a wide variety of foods such as cucumbers, fruits, chicken fried steak, chicken wings, pot roast, ribettes, Tofu, pasta, chili, salsa, onions, turkey products, bacon bits, slices bacon, flatbread, pizza, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, beef patties, soups and many others. The options are nearly endless to some degree, and OSI specializes in custom-food production. What more could anyone ever want from a global-food processor, and that’s a guaranteed fact.

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11 Apr 2019

David McDonald Contribution to the Success of OSI Food Solutions  0

OSI Food Solutions has impacted the world positively due to its production of value added proteins since it was founded. Today, it is known to be one of the best companies that deals with the food products across the world alongside working with other giant companies in the same sector. One of the leaders that has seen the company achieve its success is David McDonald where he has worked for over 28 years. McDonald has pivoted the company towards its expansion to other states across the world while opening shops in countries such as Philippines, Brazil, Hungary and more in the United Kingdom. After striving for may years in OSI, he was appointed as the President of the Company due to his diligence to work.

As we speak today, David McDonald leads the conglomerate and ensures that its operations are successful. Food industry has been expanding over the years and many companies rising to produce processed foods. However, the products in OSI are some of the natural products such as poultry, pork, vegetables among others. Despite the quick rise of the market, David McDonald as ensured that the company stands out as it observes the different environmental hazards that may arise. Environmental sustainability has been one of the company’s goal-oriented policies. In addition, McDonald works with other retailers in the U.S more so Papa John’s, Starbuck, McDonald’s among others.

Different companies have established over the years’ courtesy of OSI Food Solutions such as OSI Food International. The company has also bought other food industry companies such as Baho Foods in Holland that deals mainly on pork products. Today, OSI Food Solutions company is focusing to expand further in countries in Europe through Baho Foods. OSI Food Solutions is one of the supplier of food products in many restaurants in different countries where they have numerous reliable customers. Today, they have over 60 facilities in different countries where David McDonald has garnered different awards for his protection of the environment as they expand their business. His company OSI Food Solution received the Globe of Honor Award among other companies contributing to environmental sustenance in the UK. Not to forget, Mr., McDonald majored in Animal Science before he joined OSI Food Solutions Company.

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03 Apr 2019

OSI Group Produces Pure Beef Burgers for McDonalds  0

McDonalds under Heavy Scrutiny

McDonalds has been under plenty of scrutiny in the past few years mainly caused by people who are wanting to show the food giant is putting more than pure beef in its burgers. Business Insider visited an OSI Group plant recently in order to discover no additives are placed in the burgers it makes for McDonalds. It was no surprise to OSI Group since they have been making MCD burgers for decades, but for those who read the report from one of few reporters allowed in a food production plant for food safety reasons-no tours are allowed in productive facilities to retain the high sanitation standards..

Gunzburg, Germany

Bsiness Insider reporter traveled to Germany to visit the largest OSI Group factory in Germany used to make MCD burgers. The OSI Group follows very strict procedures and steps in order to meet the high standards MCD sets for its burgers. First, the burgers cannot have more than 20% fat to beef ration. Also, no additives are to be put into the burgers in order to retain the taste of the high-quality beef used by MCD. Every one of the 5 million burgers made their daily, pass thru the exact process.

Precision and Accurate Production Standards Kept

First, the highest quality of beef slabs are prepared by certified butchers, next the beef is minced. Next, after mincing, burgers are mechanically formed into shape. No human hand touches the MCD burgers at any time. While the burgers are being shaped a food scientist takes 4-5 burgers and cooks them to run certain tests to ensure the highest quality. The food scientist replicates the MCD restaurant and cooks the burgers in 68-degree Celsius. Immediately after the burgers are formed they are flashed frozen to -18 degree Celsius and then wrapped, boxed and prepared to go out to MCD restaurants.

No Additives

The Business Insider reporter saw no additives being put into the burgers. No employee touched the burgers, but only a designated food scientist from the in-house lab was able to take 4-5 burgers to run quality control testing. OSI Group has produced MCD burgers since the franchise opened.

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