There have been lots of concerns about the food making and food preparation process OSI Group McDonalds. The concerns have become even more as the company has been doing quite well on the global platform of late. To deal with these concerns, this global fast-food brand offered to take the media on a tour of its factory in Gunzburg, Germany. This tour was aimed at providing the companies customers with an insight into its hamburger making process. Hamburgers are this global fast food brand bestselling offering recording more than 75 burger sells per second worldwide.
Dedicated high-standards of quality and hygiene
Eunice Koekkoek, the company’s representative who guided the media during with this tour, pointed out that they were dedicated to high standards quality and hygiene. She stated that all the meat coming to the factory is taken from the best animals. Moreover, the slaughterhouses sent their beef to the factory in large chunks to minimize the chances of bacterial contamination. This OSI Group McDonalds representative said that once the meat arrives at the factory, it is inspected and any contaminants like bones are removed. To make this process as effective as possible, x-ray inspection is standard.
This OSI Group McDonalds representative told the media that her company puts a lot of emphasis on employee hygiene in the making of its burgers. She stated that no employee was allowed to work if they had any viral or bacterial infection. They had to first subjected to treatment until they are well healed before resuming work. Additionally, Eunice Koekkoek said that the factory had numerous handwashing installations to make sure that employees can wash their hands regularly.
From distribution centers to restaurants directly
One of the reasons why OSI Group McDonalds burgers are of high quality is because they move from the food distribution centers to the restaurants directly. This means that as a consumer you get them while they are as fresh as they can be. Eunice Koekkoek said that this was possible as the distribution center was conveniently located next door to the Gunzburg factory. This convenience is replicated in other factories across the world.
To turn a tiny local start-up into a global company with an international reputation requires clarity of vision and hard work. It also requires sacrifice and dedication. That is the story behind the success of OSI GCompany. It started as a local supplier of meat in Chicago before becoming a wholesale supplier of meat to one of the fledging restaurants of McDonald. That was back in 1955. Today OSI Group is one of the largest global suppliers of meat and meat products to the world’s leading meat processing and food industries.
Custom food products
OSI Industries is a private company based in the United States. It is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. OSI specializes in providing custom food processing and manufacturing solutions to retail food industries. They source, process and distribute meat and meat products. Apart from protein foods, they also deal with vegetable, sauces, and baked foods. They incorporate high-tech innovations to ensure high standards and hygiene. This has been the force behind their sustainability and provision of environmentally friendly food products.
56th Largest private company
Started in 1909, OSI Group has maintained steady growth in the food supplier industry. As of October 24th, 2018, the company had hit revenue of $6.1 Billion. In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked at number 56th largest private company. It boasts of 20,000 employees and over 65 outlets in 17 Countries.
OSI Group chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman is Sheldon Lavin. He has steered the company since the 1970s. Sheldon is one of the main forces behind OSI Group’s sustainability and growth. He believes in a culture of family where everyone’s efforts are recognized. Sheldon Levin supports the idea of workers eating lunch together.
David McDonald joined OSI Group as a project manager. With hard work and dedication, he rose to the position of company president. Under his watch, the company acquired Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a Dutch food processing company. His success with penetrating other regions is through studying and understanding the local culture. This enables them to customize food products for a particular group of people.