OSI Food Solutions, an affiliate of Aurora, Illinois-headquartered OSI Group, LLC is acknowledged by the British Safety Council for excellence in environmental management. The Council presented the 2016 Globe of Honour Award in November 2016 at an event held in London, England. OSI was among 18 recipients to receive the prestigious award for successfully achieving the highest rating in the Council’s environmental management audit. This is the third year the UK-based meat provider is honored for receiving five stars, after being awarded in 2013 and 2015. Kelly Grimwood graciously accepted the award during the ceremony on behalf of OSI Food Solutions UK Ltd.
The OSI Group’s production facility is located in Scunthrope and serves the United Kingdom supplying meat products to the restaurant industry. The company maintains existence for nearly 28 years in the UK producing quality beef and pork products. OSI Food Solutions UK Ltd. is one of 65 production facilities owned by OSI Group, LLC. Following the 2016 award announcement, OSI announced the acquisition of Flagship Europe, a UK food services provider from parent company, Flagship Food Group, in December 2016. The new investment into Flagship Europe provides an opportunity to increase its existence throughout Europe and international markets.
Flagship Europe will continue operations as a part of the OSI Group supplying frozen poultry, pies, Sous vide, dressings, mayonnaise, and sauces, in the UK. This isn’t the only acquisition transaction the company closed during 2016; in November, OSI acquired Dutch food manufacturer, Baho Food. The company is parent company of Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, and two other companies. Baho is now placed in the position for expansion into global markets in the food service and retail industries. OSI is accomplishing its goal of expanding processing facilities and acquisition investments.
OSI Group LLC is one of the largest private companies in the United States with revenue and sales reaching an estimated $6.1 billion by the end of December 2015. The company has a 107-year history in the meat market and successfully accomplishes their mission of providing quality and premium products. OSI is committed to ensuring all their facilities are operating under safety and quality rules and regulations, globally and nationally. British Safety Council honoring of OSI for excellence in environmental management proves the company’s excellence to safety and health at their processing facilities.