OSI Food Solutions, a worldwide leader in custom food solutions was the recent recipient of a prestigious award from the British Safety Council. OSI was a recipient of the council’s Globe of Honour in 2016. The qualify for the award, an organization must attain a 5-Star rating from the council. The Globe of Honour was given to OSI Food Solutions in recognition of the company’s outstanding and devoted commitment to environmental management and sustainability. It was part of an award-winning year for OSI. 2016 also saw OSI Food Solutions Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Sheldon Lavin presented with the World Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy. This award recognized Sheldon’s outstanding achievement of building OSI from a regional food operation into one of America’s top 100 food businesses and the global leader that it is in the industry today.
2016 was also a big year for OSI Food Solutions in Europe. The company made a couple big expansions in the European market. One of these expansions took place in the British Isles with the acquisitions of Flagship Europe. The U.K. producers of speciality foods, pies, sauces and condiments is now under the OSI banner and being rebranded as Creative Foods Europe. OSI also made a big 2016 acquisitions in continental Europe with the acquisitions of Baho Food in the Netherlands. The Dutch food company has facilities in the Netherlands and Germany and maintains a large continental distribution footprint that is a huge boost to the OSI portfolio. OSI Food Solutions expects to attract many new accounts with these critical European acquisitions.
OSI’s chicken production in Spain has recently doubled with the acquisition of a new production line in the company’s facility in Toledo, Spain. The upgrades to the facility were in direct response to a significant growth in demand for chicken in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. The facility has upped its production of chicken annually from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons.
In other OSI news related to increased production, the company recently purchased the former Tyson food plant in Chicago, near the home base of Aurora, Illinois. The addition of this plant, the second in the Chicago area, will be a huge boost for the company in terms of production. OSI Food Solutions expects that production of processed meat in the Chicago area will as much as double with the addition of the valuable facility.
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