OSI: A Tradition in the Food Service Industry

In 1909 a gentleman by the name of Otto Kolschowsky founded a family-ownedmeat market and butcher shop in the Chicago area of the USA; he namedthe business Otto & Sons. That business has become one of the leaders in the food production service. Today, the man behind the reins of OSI Group is Sheldon Lavin, Chairman and CEO.

The headquarters is now located in Aurora, IL., and provides food products in 17 countries, while employing over 20,000 employees worldwide. It goes without saying that OSI is one of the largest privately held companies in the USA.

The focus point that this company strives to achieve is one of providing high quality food products to its clients so they will always be able to provide the same to the consumers they serve. The OSI Group produces just about every food product in every food group.

known to man. They provide: meat, produce, seafood, pizza, baked goods, beans, and the list goes on. While the selection of products is important, OSI strives constantly to maintain the quality of each and everything that comes from their effort to serve the food industry.

So far it is safe to say that the OSI Group has earned the right to be at the top of their field. This makes any company a reason to be proud. The OSI group takes it further, in that they take special care in the preservation of natural resources. They realize that this is necessary to ensure that food will always be available to feed the world’s population. While this is a worthy and necessary contribution to the world market, OSI Group also takes very seriously the need for environmental protection. This should be one of the major concerns of any corporation operating throughout the world. This protection of the environment is one that OSI will never stop working toward.

What more can be said about a company that employs thousands, a company that provides a standard of quality to our food industry and one that does all this while consistently working toward making the world a better place in which to live.

OSI should stand as a mentor for any company, in any industry, who should copy OSI’s acceptance of the responsibility placed on them to safeguard the world in which we live.

About OSI Group: www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1308-osi-group