OSI is a premier food service provider with over 65 facilities and 20,000 workers worldwide. The large company supplies retail brands to businesses that rely on safely handled and quality food items. The British Safety Council even presented OSI Food Solutions with the prestigious Globe of Honour award in 2016 for the steps that OSI took to reduce environmental risks. The global food supplier was one of only 18 businesses to receive such an accolade.In November 2018, OSI Food Solutions responded to the high demand for chicken by doubling its poultry production.
As a result, 24,000 tons of chicken can now be processed each year at its newest Toledo facility in Spain. Boiling water was used as a measure to conserve energy and recycle heat. Food safety measures were also updated through the installment of modern technologies at the plant. Service areas for production, oil, and storage of waste products were added to the 22,600 square unit facility.OSI Food Solutions got its start as a butcher shop in Oak Park, Illinois. The company hired many immigrants at the start of the century to help build the business and transform the company into a food wholesaler.
Since, the initial wholesale business was so successful, OSI kept growing through the ambitious nature of its leaders. The company eventually moved to Aurora, Illinois and began teaming up with high profile brands. These mergers helped OSI become a global supplier.Back in June 2016, OSI Food Solutions bought a chicken plant from Tyson Foods in Chicago. Many former Tyson employees were given the opportunity to stay on with the new OSI run food production company. The company planned to continue its growth to provide business and infrastructure growth to Chicago citizens. In addition to chicken products, the company has been producing a variety of items including pork products.