OSI Group Doubles Chicken Production in Spain; an Expansion Strategy

OSI Group Spain just announced its new acquisition of a high-capacity production facility to the existing manufacturing firm in Toledo, Spain. According to the contract reports, the investment is worth £17 million, and the deal was sealed earlier this year (2018). For OSI Group chicken production just doubled from the initial 12,000 tons up to 24,000 tons.

Background Data

The latest expansion is progress since OSI Food Solutions has just reached the total production of over 45,000 tons of chicken products, pork, and beef among other animal proteins. With that said the entire project in light of all the existing production lines as well as other related services will create new employment opportunities to the current workforce of about 140.

Population Growth

Still, on the acquisition, the managing director of the plant, Mr. Jose Maria del Rio said that the expansion is a way forward to answering to consumer’s call as more often than not, it was noted that there is a growing demand for chicken products in Spain. In fact, just to be sure, statistics were revealed. According to these statistics, the past three years have registered a growing population from the usual six percent to eight percent. Because population growth is not constant at the moment, OSI Group Toledo is anticipating more growth.

Baho Food

OSI Group’s Spain expansion is not the only acquisition that the company thrives on. In 2016, OSI Group Europe registered a new acquisition; Baho Food. The Dutch-based food manufacturer is a significant manufacturer of meat and deli snacks. During the acquisition, OSI Group intended to expand its horizons across Germany and Netherlands. Of course, the business deal was successfully sealed as currently, there has been registered growth at the firm.


For more than 100 years, OSI Food Solutions has delivered high-quality food to the food supply industry. That would be impossible without a strong team that believes in providing the right food products for clients. That is why at OSI Group, the future of employees is considered a critical aspect. Consequently, OSI Group has been able to provide the right working environment for employees. Moreover, the company believes that workers define the eventual success.


OSI Group is all about availing healthy dining to consumers. To achieve that, the company has managed to invest in some of the world’s best production strategies to fit the needs of the everyday consumer.

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A Look At A Great Achievement By OSI Group

OSI Group is a privately held food processor with operations and facilities across the globe. It was founded in 1909 and is currently led by Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin.

It employs over 20,000 and earns approximately $6.1 billion in annual revenue. The company was focused on processing meat for many years but today it also supplies a great many other types of food products including vegetables, fruits, condiments, sauces, dressings, and dips.

In 2016, OSI Group was honored by the British Safety Council. As recognition of the safety, health, and environmental stewardship of the company they were given an award at the 2016 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour Awards. In order to receive their award, the team at OSI Group had to pass audits of their operations that achieved 5-stars in all of their stewardship roles. The entire company needed to pass these audits, from the facilities that process food to the boardroom back in Aurora, Illinois.

Winning the Globe of Honour Awards reflected OSI Group’s deep commitment to running the company ethically and responsibly. This is the third time that the company has won this award, having also won in both 2013 and 2015.

Categories: Food Safety

Restaurant Workers Should Receive Sick Leave to Stop Norovirus Outbreaks

Staying home when you are sick is a luxury that many workers, especially most restaurant workers, cannot do because they aren’t paid. With the recent outbreaks of the norovirus in Chipotles headlining in the news, it’s obvious why sick restaurant workers should stay home when they are sick. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that sick workers cause over 70 percent of the reported norovirus outbreaks in restaurants.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 90 percent of workers in the restaurant industry do not get paid sick leave. A similar study by HearingAidsRx.com, a company that conducts paid research in addition their offering of affordable hearing aids that work very well, found the same results. Employees who are sick and still going to work in restaurants pose a dangerous situation as Chipotle knows. The outbreaks of norovirus that have occurred with their chain recently have caused their reputation to seriously plummet. With their sales down by 36 percent. they can no longer afford not to have paid sick leave for their employees, and last year they added it to their employee benefits package. Chipotle’s is now among the 10 percent of restaurants in the U.S. that offer paid sick leave for their employees.

Chipotle is raising awareness in the food industry for the need to be aware of the sick employee at work. Releasing the norovirus into the public is a situation that can be rectified with paid sick leave.Starbucks offers optional time off, which is not called sick leave, per se, but can be used as such.

Categories: Food Safety
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