OSI Group has been making tasty prepackaged foods for several decades and have a lot of profits to show for it, but on top of supplying delicious meals to restaurants and grocery chains they’ve made safety a priority. Using high tech methods and adhering to strict operational regulations, OSI Group has been able to produce some of the healthiest and safest products on the market.
They’ve also made sure all their machinery and production equipment keeps the environment clean and is EPA-compliant. In recognition of their safety practices, the British Safety Council awarded OSI Group with the Globe of Honour for upholding all government regulations in food plants across the UK.
OSI Group specializes in both raw and precooked meats and entrees and their ready-to-order items include pizzas, prepared burgers, breakfast bacons and sausages, chicken nuggets and other items found at fast food restaurants and supermarkets. They have acquired many food distribution and processing companies over the years including Flagship Europe and Baho Food, but they’ve kept those companies’ leadership in place and have always offered current employees the chance to stay. OSI Group values a family atmosphere in the workplace and has worked to retain employees and managers over the years.
OSI Group began in 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky and his family ran a butcher shop in Chicago which grew into a large meat wholesale company. In the 1980s they brought Sheldon Lavin on as a financial consultant, but as he developed a passion for what the company did and guided it through some expansions he was promoted to CEO. Sheldon Lavin has run OSI Group for about 30 years and has also led the philanthropic wings of the company, including sitting on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.