OSI Food Solutions is one of the 100 top food producing companies in the United States, and it currently has the rank of number 58 on the list as one of the largest of the privately held companies as compiled by Forbes. It was founded more than 100 years ago by a German immigrant who was living in Chicago at that time. From its humble start as a one man operation, OSI Food Solutions now operates globally with more than 20,000 employees throughout the world. The company maintains its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois.
This American company is a world leader in the production and distribution of a large line of food products and additionally of prepared food solutions to the food service industry. OSI Food Solutions is a major provider to many of the largest fast food chains. In fact, it was this company that supplied the solution of the pre-made hamburger patties to the first McDonald’s restaurant that was opened in 1955. Today, the company has amongst its fast food clients additional chains such as Burger King, Subway Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and more. It is currently operational with food processing facilities in over 19 countries.
OSI Food Solutions has experienced a tremendous increase in demand for its products throughout Europe, and it has expanded widely in the last several years under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald. Mr. Lavin serves as the Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. McDonald as the President and Chief Operating Officer. The recent acquisition of Flagship Europe added not only to its overseas facilities, but also adding condiments to the product line of the company. In addition to the beef burger products, the company produces a variety of chicken products, pork, bacon, fish, dough, vegetables, and more.
The OSI Food Solutions’ facility located in the UK recently won a prestigious award for plant safety conditions from the British Safety Council. The facility was honored with the Globe of Honour 2016 Award. Additionally, the facility was recognized for merit and received the International Safety Award, also presented by the British Safety Council.
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