OSI Food Group has recently been awarded the 2016 Globe of Honour award from the British Safety Council. This award goes to them for their excellent management of environmental risks. In order to be eligible for this award, a company must receive a five star audit from the British Council’s safety audit team in the months of August 2015-July 2016. The management risk needs to apply from the shop floor to the board room. OSI has demonstrated their excellence and much more. They have previously won this award in 2013 and 2015. OSI Group facilities frequently receive awards for their excellence in management, health and safety risks, and environmental management.
The private American owned company has a production plant in Scunthorpe that has been opened since 1989. This plant produces beef and pork for the restaurant and food industry. OSI has several plants in the United States and around the globe. They currently operate 65 facilities in over 17 countries. Some of the products produced by the plants are meat patties, bacon, fish, poultry, vegetable and dough products. They supply to certain chains like Papa Johns, Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut. OSI Group has been listed as #58 on Forbes largest private company with assets totaling in the 6.1 billion dollars.
From the small meat store Illinois opened by the Otto brothers in 1909, OSI grew rapidly into a major corporation. Their deal with McDonalds in 1955 helped to grow the company into the major meat supplier for the food industry that it is today. Supplying the meat to McDonalds was OSI Group’s main business for the last 100 years. They developed Cryogenic freezing technique to help ensure freshness of the beef patties and other meat products. They would freeze the beef safely to make sure the beef was fresh with liquid nitrogen and delivery to the restaurants safely. The other business was diverted to another branch of the company Glenmark. This company was eventually acquired by Best Chicago Meats. OSI continues to excel in the supplying of meat to local and large chain restaurants around the Globe through their different facilities.